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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
You guys are gonna LOVE this!
Shiva is the god of the yogis, self-controlled and celibate, while at the same time a lover of his spouse (shakti). Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the world, following Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver, after which Brahma again creates the world and so on. Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of destroying the ego, the false identification with the form.
Hindu Godsedit on 11/18/2010 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)
Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of destroying the ego, the false identification with the form.
In the Mahabharata, Shiva is depicted as "the standard of invincibility, might, and terror", as well as a figure of honor, delight, and brilliance.
According to Hindu mythology, Shiva’s Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution.
Originally posted by I AM LEGION
You completely avoided the good part why is Shiva known as destroyer of world because - from you're own link