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  • Shiva

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    Shiva represents the most essential goodness, yet is the destroyer of all. Shiva is male, and yet contains female. He is peaceful, yet with the literal blink of an eye he can destroy the universe. “He is the god of life and death, of destruction and rebirth” (Gokhale 8). How can all that is opposite be embraced within one single being? This is the mystery of Shiva. With his 1008 different names, this represents the mass of his unconceivable mysteries (Gokhale 3). As the god with the greatest following

  • Sitting Shiva Funeral

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    including the mourning process. Shiva is the first part of the mourning process a Jew will go through. Tradition requires both mourners and non-mourners take part in Shiva. However, as with the rest of the world, the traditions are changing and becoming modified to they fit into the world today. As a body is prepared for a funeral and burial, so too must the mourners also prepare “for [a] return[ing] to life,” that follows the funeral, this return in Judaism, is known as Shiva (Heilman 123). In order for

  • Hinduism and the God Shiva

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    connect with, I chose the Hindu deity Shiva. Some of Shiva's characteristics are devotion, self-confidence as a motivating force, selfless service, and achieving balance on all levels. These are all characteristics and values that I find important. I would especially like to work on the ability to balance the mind, body and spirit, which is where my interest in Shiva began. This god is very interesting and complicated. I found that within an explanation of Shiva there is story upon story telling

  • The Lord Shiva: Hindu Traditions

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    triumvirate, and those are: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The god Shiva is important in this triumvirate because he is the destroyer of the world. Shiva is the destroyer, but he also has many other complex roles and many of those roles tend to contradict each other. The god Shiva has many names and is the god of various aspects of life including yoga and dance. Shiva has gained a large following in the Hindu religion and those that follow him are called Shaivas. Shiva is known as the destroyer of the world

  • The Art Of Shiva Nataraja

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    Artist unknown, Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), Chola period, Tamil Nadu, 9th-13th century. Bronze; 25”, Cleveland Museum of Art. This bronze sculpture shows Shiva Nataraja as a figure dancing within a decorative circle. The exterior depicts an arch of flames known as the ring of fire. A top of Shiva’s head is a crown of feathers arranged like a fan. Within his crown are small personified images. At the center of the crown is a small skull object shaped like an oval. To the left of the feathers

  • The Beliefs of Shivars about Shiva

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    The Beliefs of Shivars about Shiva Plan ==== · Discover what is Shiva · Discover what are shivars · To use a number of websites/ books to discover what exactly shivars believe about Shiva. · To gain this information and put in the essay what shivars believe about Shiva? · What is the popular Hindu believe in Shiva · And how dose this believe differ from the popular Shiva believe in Shiva. · To include a conclusion · To include name and a word count of up to 1500 words

  • Pancharama-Five Ancient Temples Dedicated To Lord Shiva

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    Pancharama - Five Ancient Temples Dedicated to Lord Shiva All our temples have some interesting legend behind them and so is the case with the Pancharama Temples in Andhra. The reigning deity of the month in Karthik Masam is Lord Shiva and Pancharama are those five temples which are devoted to Lord Shiva. Visiting these five temples is considered very auspicious in this month. Spread over three districts; East and west Godavari and Guntur.Pancha represents five while Aarama denotes peace meaning

  • Tenth Century Relief Sculpture: Shiva Family

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    India known as Uttar Pradesh. The sculpture stands approximately two feet in height, one foot in width, and six inches in depth. This elaborate relief depicts Shiva, Hindu god of destruction, and his wife Parvati (Uma-Mahaeshvara) seated on a lotus, the symbol of the universe, which in turn is supported by the bull Nandin, the vehicle of Shiva. This theme of the divine couple is arguably the quintessential image of later Hindu period sculpture in north India because of its intricate and multifaceted

  • Nataraja of Shiva

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    Museum of Metropolitan of Art, I saw many interesting works of arts. I was so amazed by all of the art-work. It was a tough decision to choose one work to focus on for my art paper, but there was one sculpture that caught my eye; it was Nataraja of Shiva (11th century) from Ancient Southeastern Art located on the 2nd floor of the museum. The main message of this sculpture is focused on the idea of the boundaries of cosmos and the destruction and rebirth of the world. This paper will employ close visual

  • Comparing the Iconography and Mythology of Two Major Hindu Deities

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    Brahma created the universe, Vishnu maintained it and Shiva destroyed it. These three gods comprise the Hindu trinity (the trimurti) and are considered to be the leading gods of the religion, especially Brahma, who is the oldest of all the gods. This point is questionable though as the Visnu Purana talks of Brahma emerging from Vishnu's navel to maintain the world after Vishnu has created it and then he returns to the navel after Shiva has destroyed it. If this is the case then Vishnu's position