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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 flourished from about 2500 B.C. to about 1500 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.
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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

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In the role of LakmE[umlaut]'s father Nilakantha, Reda El-Wakil gives a passionate performance, as forceful and protective as his character dictates.
Nehemiah Nilakantha Shastri Goreh, Vedant mat ka bichar (An inquiry into Vedanta) (Allahabad: North India Christian Tract & Book Society, 1904).
Nehemiah Nilakantha Shastri Goreh, Shaddarshandarpan (A mirror of the six Hindu philosophical systems) (Calcutta: Calcutta Christian Tract & Book Society, 1860).
It should not surprise us, then, that Nilakanta Diksita, Appayya's aforementioned student and grandnephew, later wrote in one of his poems that Appayya, when uttering the Atmarpanastuti, also surrendered his entire family (svakulam samastam) including Nilakantha.
One hundred is the figure also mentioned several times by Appayya's grandnephew, Nilakantha Diksita.
We know that he was a Marathi-speaking Brahmin who flourished in the second half of the seventeenth century; (2) that his family had been established in a town on the banks of the Godavari; that Nilakantha moved to Banaras, where he undertook the study of Veda and Vedanga, Mimamsa, Srauta, Yoga, Saiva texts, Tarka, and especially Advaita Vedanta, with a variety of teachers.
In addition to his commentary on the Mahabharata, Nilakantha wrote about fifteen other works, mostly in the form of commentaries on Puranic and Vedantic texts.
Jyotirmimasa Investigations on Astronomical Theories by Nilakantha Somayaji, ed.
4) in terms of thi s explanation, something which Nilakantha or Ganguli never do.
Though Nilakantha makes no comment on this occurrence, he has established the [acute{s}]ikya-derivation for instances of [acute{s}]aikya without an ayas word, and Ganguli translates: "And maces twined with strings.
Nilakantha offers the following comment re vaidehikam:
According to Nilakantha, then, those who have abandoned their (consciousness of) physical bodies and possess atman as their marker are called videha.