Shiva #hinduism meaning "The Auspicious One"), also known as Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") or Bholenath ("Simple Lord"), is a popular Hindu deity and considered as the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in Hinduism.
Lord Shiva - the most enigmatic - The god of ambiguity, paradox, contradiction. He has the ferocity to destroy the universe but meditates with the calmness of a yogi. This is the challenge I faced when I sat down to compose my first Shiva painting: How to portray both extremes. I used the tiger head to project ferocity and the Trident behind the meditative Shiva to signify his battle readiness. With the third eye, the crescent moon, the Ganges, serpent, rudraksh, ash covering, etc. ––Rahul…
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey; stardust swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” —Paulo Coelho ..*
Shiva. God of destruction, transformation and regeneration. Father of Ganesha and husband of Parvati (Durga Mata). Carries a trident with three tines symbolizing creation, protection and destruction. Shiva is also known as Maheshvara, Rudra, Nataraja, among others.