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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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SIVAM, an integrated telecommunications network of radars, airplanes, satellites, and supercomputers, will allow authorities to control air traffic, detect fires and illegal deforestation, control epidemics, predict weather patterns, and contribute to numerous other projects requiring government monitoring.
Miranda's outspoken opposition to SIVAM was the seed of the scandal in which Raytheon recently found itself embroiled.
With Lockheed Martin already working on the SIVAM program and Northrop Grumman winning (albeit later losing) the contract in Argentina, the market for surveillance systems -- both ground based and airborne -- seems to be a likely point of entry for US and other firms that haven't traditionally supplied equipment to Latin American militaries.
It also was selected as the airborne surveillance system in the Brazilian SiVAM program, to monitor the Amazon jungle.
22) Apart from the official biography, Sathyam Sivam Sundaram, and publications of the Sathya Sai Central Trust that includes the Sanathana Sarathi, there are Baba's own discourses and works that are, of course, central to the movement.
SIVAM is overseen by the Ministry of the Air Force and includes essential activities related to the control of aerial traffic and the establishment of the necessary infrastructure in three regional centers--Manaus, Belem and Porto Velho--to collect, process and transmit data to the project's general coordination staff in Brasilia.
The increasing economies of scale have made it feasible to apply sensor-based designs that can eliminate or support the mechanical systems in place," says Technical Insights Industry Analyst Sivam Sabesan.
This is the film that I have always been aspiring to make," says the director who has helmed more than 30 commercially successful Tamil films, including Rajinikant's Arunachalam and the Kamal Haasan vehicle Anbe Sivam.
In Brazil, as part of the Sivam programme, the seven aircraft involved are logging a tremendous amount of hours, certain areas having to be kept under surveillance 24 hours a day.
A number of companies are working on unconventional ways to increase the performance of an engine while still keeping it small enough for acceptable fuel economy," observes Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Sivam Sabesan.
He recalled how Kamal Haasan, (whom he considers his mentor) was a saala khadoos in Anbe Sivam.