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Shiva

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Siva

(shē`və), one of the greatest gods of HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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, also called Mahadeva. The "horned god" and phallic worship of the Indus valley civilizationIndus valley civilization,
ancient civilization that arose about 3300 B.C. in the valley of the Indus River and its tributaries, in the northwestern portion of the Indian subcontinent, i.e., present-day Pakistan, and was at its height from about 2600 B.C. to about 1900 B.C.
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 may have been a prototype of Shiva worship or Shaivism. Shaivism is mentioned as early as the Upanishads and the Mahabharata (500–200 B.C.). Shiva is identified with the fierce Vedic god Rudra and, in his terrible aspect, is the god of destruction and cosmic dissolution. He is commonly worshiped in the form of the lingam, or symbolic phallus. His other main forms are the great yogi, or ascetic, and Nataraja, Lord of the Cosmic Dance. As a yogi he is depicted as seated deep in meditation in the Himalayas, holding a trident, a snake coiled around his neck, his body smeared with ashes, and his hair long and matted. As Nataraja, he is shown four-armed, bearing various emblems, and dancing on one foot on a prostrate demon. Shiva's mount is the bull Nandi, and his consort is the goddess Uma, Parvati, Durga, or KaliKali
[Hindi,=the Black One], important goddess in popular Hinduism and Tantra. Known also as Durga [the Inaccessible] and as Chandi [the Fierce], Kali is associated with disease, death, and destruction. As Parvati she is the consort of Shiva.
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Shiva

Lord of creation; danced to begin life. [Hinduism: Binder, 23]

Siva

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Hinduism the destroyer, one of the three chief divinities of the later Hindu pantheon, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Siva is also the god presiding over personal destinies

Shiva

(Shiva Corporation, Cambridge, MA) A manufacturer of networking equipment. Founded in 1985, Shiva's first products were its network modems for Macs and PCs. LANRover was a proprietary remote access server, providing dial-up access to LANs. Shiva also developed the remote access software in Windows 95. In 1999, the company was acquired by Intel, and via subsequent acquisitions by Simple Access, Inc., Mernet and Eicon, Shiva products wound up in Dialogic Corporation (www.dialogic.com).
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In contrast to previous study (3) the CIVA agar used in our study detected a false positive isolate of Enterobacter spp.
The advantage of CIVA agar was the direct identification of ESBL producing organisms from a single primary isolation plate without a need for subculture within 24 h compared with conventional method.
To conclude, CIVA agar was found to be a sensitive and specific medium for rapid and presumptive identification of ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae from clinical samples and could be used in routine microbiology laboratories.
In terms of future research it will be important to include a larger survey of all members of CIVA or another religious organization and compare that group to non-religious artists.
Using the obtained temperature distribution the simplified model of the waveguide with regions of different temperatures and therefore with different ultrasonic velocities was created and used in the CIVA software to model the wave propagation paths in the waveguide with a temperature gradient.
As a result of its licensing arrangement with the Laboratory, CIVA will be able to run these flu-impact models for government, public, and private organizations as early as this month using a service-centric business model - meaning CIVA will provide customers with modeling results derived from the software, not the software itself.
Baxter's new CIVA facility will double its amount of clean rooms available to back customized needs for hazardous and non-hazardous IV admixing and the firm expects expanding the workforce by around 25 positions for the next couple of years.
The new CIVA will also include a new training facility through which Baxter will partner with professional academia, organizations, and hospital technicians and pharmacists to back their certification requirements and maintain their skillset in IV admixing.
Mike Oliver, President, Baxter Corporation said, "Pharmacy practice is a dynamic environment and since its inception Baxter CIVA has worked closely with healthcare partners to develop innovative solutions.
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This to include, but not be restricted to, chemotherapy prepared on demand and pre-assembled items, TPN (adult and neo-natal), and limited CIVAS items (mainly paediatric antibiotics).