Shiva, Love him or fear him?

සිංහල: Salu1001,ශිව දෙවියන්, (15 Nov2014). Creative Commons

සිංහල: Salu1001,ශිව දෙවියන්, (15 Nov2014). Creative Commons

Abstract 

Shaivism is a Hindu sect that worships Shiva as the Supreme One. The worshippers of Shiva engage in a plethora of rituals in an attempt to please the Lord. In this blog, we strive to show Shiva in three distinct forms that possess it own attributes ranging from fear-inducing to awe-inspiring ones. These forms not only show the pervasiveness of Shiva but also highlight the glory and function each form exhibits.

This blog comes together with authentic Indian music so please turn up the volume. We have four posts in the blog which gives a brief introduction on Shaivism and Shiva's potrayal as Rudra, Nataraja and Shivalinga. Press 'view blog' tab on the top left corner to view our blog. On the left hand side of the bar, we have a poll whereby you'll can rate on how you'll find the post. 

Do you want to read a blog on how Shiva evolved as a god in India? Do you'll want to see how devotees please the Great God? Or do you'll simply want to know more Shiva?  If then go ahead and...

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