Not only does he have black skin, he has dreadlocks. irie mon! this is his bhairiva form.
this is his nataraja form
The white skin does not originate with shiva, who is originally a dark god of black skinned people - this can be seen by looking at the rig veda in
which he is only alluded to as a angry and dark god Rudra by the Indra worshippers who wrote the RV. His worshippers are referred to in a
condescending and dismissive way as 'dark skinned barbarian penis worshippers' because of the Shaivite practice of using the Lingham as an object of
worship. The Lingham is always black with three lines on it, again an indicator of shivas orginal form.
Shiva as Mahadeva (white skinned) does not appear until the brahminization of india in which it probably came about for two reasons:
1) The tibetean people had an equivalent god to shiva that also had tantric practices attached to him - these two god forms were combined because of
their similarities although they are different traditions and gods entrirely. The result of this was the lighter skinned one was more fashionable in a
caste and race based society and so started to gain strength.
2) There is a massively race-concious part of Indian society that still pervades the country, much more so than the west. This results in so many of
the representations of the Gods and even film stars being depicted in a way that makes them look western. Like how jesus is always blonde with blue
he was originally a dark god of dark skinned people - hence the transference and interchange of ideas between Shaivism and african Murungu worshippers
and MUCH later the adaption of Shaivite ideas into Rastafari. Also there is elements similar to Voodoo within the southern rural Shaivite groups -
including doll use, all predominately the religions of darker skinned cultures. This is one of the main reasons he is attacked in the story of
bhaivara by brahmins priests: because although he is dark skinned and unkempt he still attracts their women to him. please read the story of
His dark skin and origin before the introduction of the caste system is one of the reasons that he is so popular in the south amongst the untouchable
and lower castes, and also why anti-vedic beings such as vampires and demons are devoted to him - because they are people excluded from the caste
based ideas of what are clean and holy and worthy of gods attention. The point is with Shiva is that all is one, so evil things are still sacred to
him as they are parts of him. NOT that he is some evil vampire stalking graveyards.
Shiva is not bitten or attacked by a snake - he voluntary drinks a poison that the snake makes because it is feeling ill after it churns the worlds
ocean. The only reason the throat is marked is because he does not allow it to go down into his body to destroy him. It has NOTHING to do with
dracula. So far the only similarities that you have are both stories mention the throat in completely different ways, and in your head
As well as this - Ganesh does not ride a rat, he rides a mouse. And at no time eats bugs or devours souls.
and LMAO at: "Shiva bears the mark of Soma (the moon) on his forehead.( the 3 lines) Dracula is a night person. "
Shiva represents the SUN in the shiva shakti kundalini triad, the three lines represent sun, moon and fire (masculine femanine and holy spirit).
and talking about aggressive condescending tones, what do you think "Can you google" sounds like.