Shiva
also Siva noun Etymology: Sanskrit Śiva Date: 1788 the god of destruction and regeneration in the Hindu sacred triad — compare Brahma, Vishnu

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  • Shiva —    Shiva, “the beneficent one,” is the divinity at the center of the largest Hindu religious sect. The tra dition identifies Shiva with the Vedic god RUDRA, a fierce divinity who caused diseases of cattle and men and was propitiated out of fear.… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • shiva — [shi′və] n. [< Heb shiva, seven] [often not in italics] Judaism the formal mourning period of seven days, observed as in the home of the deceased, during which friends visit and comfort the bereaved: often in the phrase sit shiva, to observe… …   English World dictionary

  • Shiva — (शिवः Śivá, el Auspicioso ) es el dios destructor de la Tri murti ( tres formas , la Trinidad hindú) junto a Brahmâ (dios creador) y a Vishnu (dios preservador). En el shivaísmo (o religión saiva o saivita) es la deidad principal es Rudra Shiva,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • shiva — see SHIVAH (Cf. shivah) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shiva — [shē′və] n. var. of SIVA …   English World dictionary

  • Shiva — For other uses, see Shiva (disambiguation). Shiva A statue de …   Wikipedia

  • Shivá — En el marco del hinduismo, Shivá (शिवः Śivá, ‘auspicioso’) es el dios destructor en la Tri murti (‘tres formas’, la Trinidad hindú) junto a Brahmá (dios creador) y a Visnú (dios preservador). Estatua de Shivá …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shiva — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Shiva (homonymie). Shiva Monture …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shiva — Statue von Shiva in Bangalore, 22. Dezember 2005 Shiva (sans. शिव śiva [ɕɪʋʌ]; Glückverheißender ) ist einer der wichtigsten Götter des Hinduismus. Im Shivaismus gilt er den Gläubigen als die wichtigste Manifestation des Höchsten. Zusammen mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shiva — Shivaism, n. Shivaist, n. Shivaistic, adj. /shee veuh/, n. Hinduism. the Destroyer, the third member of the Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver. Also, Siva. [ < Skt: lit., the auspicious] * * * or Siva Major deity of …   Universalium

  • Shiva — Shi|va 〈[ ʃi:va] m. 6; unz.〉 = Schiwa * * * Shiva   [ʃ ; Sanskrit »der Gütige«], indischer Gott; verkörpert innerhalb der hinduistischen Dreiheit der obersten Götter (Trimurti) den Aspekt der Auflösung und Zerstörung; trägt als höchster Gott den… …   Universal-Lexikon

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