Cremation ground:  Shiva sitting in the cremation ground signifies that He is the controller of death in the physical world.   Matted locks:  The three matted locks on the head of the Lord convey

                Shiva, the third god of the Hindu triad, has three eyes, the third one (between the eyebrows) being usually closed, except at the time of destruction of things. He wears long hair, suppo

Shiva Lingams are egg-shaped stones made of cryptocrystalline quartz. They are found in one of the seven holy sites of India - the Narmada River in Onkar Mandhata. Villagers gather the stones from the river and hand polish them. The egg shape is con

There are various interpretations on the origin and symbolism of the Shiva lingam. While the Tantras and Puranas deem the Siva lingam a phallic symbol representing the regenerative aspect of the material universe, the Agamas and Shastras do not elabo

Maha Shivaratri -  The Night of Shiva Sri Maha Shivaratri means "The Night of Shiva". The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is a festival observed in honor of Lord Shiva. Shiva was married to Parvati on this day. This