Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity, the Supreme God, "the Destroyer", or "the Transformer"   Shiva has many benevolent and fearsome forms. At the highest level Shiva is limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless.He is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya and in fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga and arts.

Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity, the Supreme God, "the Destroyer", or "the Transformer" Shiva has many benevolent and fearsome forms. At the highest level Shiva is limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless.He is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya and in fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga and arts.

In creating the elephant-headed Ganesha, Shiva stops being the world-renouncing hermit and transforms into Shankara, the world-affirming householder

In creating the elephant-headed Ganesha, Shiva stops being the world-renouncing hermit and transforms into Shankara, the world-affirming householder

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