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Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and is the Destroyer or Transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. He is regarded as the most powerful god in Hinduism. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is the Supreme God and has five important works: creator, preserver, destroyer, concealer, and revealer (to bless). In the Smarta tradition, he is regarded as one of the five primary forms of God.

See also

  • Nayanars
  • Mahakala (Buddhist variant of Shiva)<ref>Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pratapaditya Pal. (1988).




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