Deities similar to or like Shiva

One of the principal deities of Hinduism. Wikipedia

  • Vishnu

    One of the principal deities of Hinduism. Supreme being within Vaishnavism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. Wikipedia

  • Shaivism

    One of the major traditions within Hinduism that worships Lord Shiva, also called Rudra, as the Supreme Being. Considered to be the oldest living religion in the world. Wikipedia

  • Hindu deities

    Hindu deities are the gods and goddesses in Hinduism. The terms and epithets for deity within the diverse traditions of Hinduism vary, and include Deva, Devi, Ishvara, Ishvari, Bhagavān and Bhagavati. Wikipedia

  • Glossary of Hinduism terms

    Glossary of terms and concepts in Hinduism. The list consists of concepts that are derived from both Hinduism and Hindu tradition, which are expressed as words in Sanskrit as well as other languages of India. Wikipedia

  • Ganesha

    One of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Found throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali and Bangladesh and in countries with large ethnic Indian populations including Fiji, Mauritius and Trinidad and Tobago. Wikipedia

  • List of Hindu deities

    Largest religion in the Indian subcontinent and third largest religion in the world. It comprises five major sects or denominations, Vaishnavism, Brahmanism, Saurism, Shaktism, Shaivism, whose followers consider Vishnu, Brahma, Surya, Shakti (Devi) and Shiva to be the Supreme deity respectively. Wikipedia

  • List of mythological objects (Hindu mythology)

    Ancient objects encompass a variety of items (e.g. weapons, armor, clothing) found in Hinduism. undefined undefined undefined Wikipedia

  • Deva (Hinduism)

    Also one of the terms for a deity in Hinduism. Masculine term; the feminine equivalent is Devi. Wikipedia

  • Trimurti

    Triple deity of supreme divinity in Hinduism, in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities, typically Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, though individual denominations may vary from that particular line-up. Often treated as not only one of the 24 avatars of Vishnu, but also of Shiva and Brahma as well in a single three-headed body. Wikipedia

  • Hinduism

    Indian religion and dharma, or way of life. World's third-largest religion, with over 1.25 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. Wikipedia

  • Matrikas

    Matrika (Sanskrit: मातृका, IAST: mātṝkā, lit. "divine mothers") also called Matar or Matri, are a group of mother goddesses who are always depicted together in Hinduism. Matrikas are the different forms of Adi Parashakti. Wikipedia

  • Ardhanarishvara

    Composite form of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati (the latter being known as Devi, Shakti and Uma). Depicted as half-male and half-female, equally split down the middle. Wikipedia

  • Adi Parashakti

    Term which means primordial energy or primordial force, denoting the Supreme Goddess or Divine Mother in Hinduism. Also popularly referred to as "Parama Shakti", "Adi Shakti", "Mahashakti", "Aadhya Shakti", Satyam Shakti, or even simply as "Shakti". Wikipedia

  • Avatar

    Material appearance or incarnation of a deity on earth. Sometimes used to refer to any guru or revered human being. Wikipedia

  • Khandoba

    Hindu deity worshiped as a manifestation of Shiva mainly in the Deccan plateau of India, especially in the state of Maharashtra. Most popular Kuladaivat in Maharashtra. Wikipedia

  • Jagannath

    Deity worshipped in regional traditions of Hinduism in India and Bangladesh. Avatar of Vishnu. Wikipedia

  • Hindu iconography

    Over the millennia of its development Hinduism has adopted several iconic symbols, forming part of Hindu iconography, that are imbued with spiritual meaning based on either the scriptures or cultural traditions. The exact significance accorded to any of the icons varies with region, period and denomination of the followers. Wikipedia

  • Bhairava

    Shaivite deity worshiped by Hindus. Fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation. Wikipedia

  • Iconography of Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu

    Governed by the Shaiva Agamas that revere the ultimate reality as the Hindu deity, Shiva. Āgama (Sanskrit: आगम, Tamil:ஆகமம்) in the Hindu religious context means a traditional doctrine or system which commands faith. Wikipedia

  • Krishna

    Major deity in Hinduism. Worshipped as the eighth avatar of Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right. Wikipedia

  • Dattatreya

    Paradigmatic Sannyasi (monk) and one of the lords of Yoga, venerated as a Hindu god. Syncretic deity, considered to be an avatar of the three Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, collectively known as Trimurti. Wikipedia

  • Indian religions

    Indian religions, sometimes also termed Dharmic religions or Indic religions, are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. These religions are also all classified as Eastern religions. Wikipedia

  • Bhuvaneshvari

    Fourth amongst the ten Mahavidya or Shivasakthi goddesses in Hinduism, and an aspect of Devi as elements of the physical cosmos in giving shape to the creation of the World. Also known as Adi Parashakti or Parvati, i.e. one of the earliest forms of Shakti. Wikipedia

  • Durga

    Identified as the principal Hindu goddess of war, strength and protection. The legend centres around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and Dharma the power of good over evil. Wikipedia

  • Hindu denominations

    Hindu denominations are traditions within Hinduism centered on one or more gods or goddesses, such as Vishnu, Shiva, Shakti and Brahma. Used for sampradayas led by a particular guru with a particular philosophy. Wikipedia

  • Punjabi Hindus

    Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic and religious group who are from the Punjab region and follow Hinduism. Split between India and Pakistan. Wikipedia

  • Bhagavan

    Epithet for a deity, particularly for Shiva in Shaivism and for the deities of Rama, Krishna and other avatars of Vishnu in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. Used by Jains to refer to the Tirthankaras, particularly Mahavira, and by Buddhists to refer to Buddha in India. Wikipedia

  • Tripura Sundari

    Hindu goddess and is mainly venerated in Shaktism, the goddess-oriented sect of Hinduism. Also a prominent Mahavidya. Wikipedia

  • Varahi

    One of the Matrikas, a group of seven mother goddesses in the Hindu religion. Shakti of Varaha, the boar avatar of the god Vishnu. Wikipedia

  • Vaishnavism

    One of the major Hindu denominations along with Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism. Largest Hindu denomination with 67.6% of Hindus being Vaishnavas. Wikipedia


Sentences forShiva

  • Medang's religion centred on the Hindu god Shiva, and the kingdom produced some of Java's earliest Hindu temples on the Dieng Plateau.Java-Wikipedia
  • Nepal was officially a Hindu Kingdom until recently, and Shiva was considered the guardian deity of the country.Nepal-Wikipedia
  • It is Shiva, however, among the major deities of the Hindu pantheon, who appears in the most widely known version of the avatarana story.Ganges-Wikipedia
  • According to Hindu legend, Tamil or in personification form Tamil Thāi (Mother Tamil) was created by Lord Shiva.Tamil language-Wikipedia
  • The word gaṇa when associated with Ganesha is often taken to refer to the gaṇas, a troop of semi-divine beings that form part of the retinue of Shiva, Ganesha's father.Ganesha-Wikipedia
  • It is popular for its scenes of nature and connection to two Hindu lords, Vishnu and Shiva.Odisha-Wikipedia
  • The Pashupatinath Temple (पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर) is a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.Kathmandu-Wikipedia
  • The King had decided that who ever could lift and wield a heavy bow, presented to his ancestors by Shiva, could marry Sita.Ramayana-Wikipedia
  • Vishnu is known as "The Preserver" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Shiva.Vishnu-Wikipedia
  • They worship the Supreme Being variously as Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, or Shakti, depending upon the sect.Hinduism-Wikipedia
  • In the 16th century, Varanasi had a cultural revival under the Mughal emperor Akbar who patronised the city, and built two large temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.Varanasi-Wikipedia
  • The name of the new capital came from "Tribhubaneswara" or "Bhubaneswara" (literally "Lord of the Earth"), a name of Shiva, the deity of the Lingaraja temple.Bhubaneswar-Wikipedia
  • Among the estimated 23,000 temples in Varanasi are Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva, the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and the Durga Temple.Varanasi-Wikipedia
  • The terrible god is called "the archer" and the bow is also an attribute of Shiva.Apollo-Wikipedia
  • The most recurrent motif in these stories is that Ganesha was created by Parvati using clay to protect her and Shiva beheaded him when Ganesha came between Shiva and Parvati.Ganesha-Wikipedia
  • Hindu mythology identifies him as the restored son of Parvati and Shiva of the Shaivism tradition, but he is a pan-Hindu god found in its various traditions.Ganesha-Wikipedia
  • These temples were commissioned by the Peshwas, who ruled the city at the time, and are dedicated to various deities including Maruti, Vithoba, Vishnu, Mahadeo, Rama, Krishna and Ganesh.Pune-Wikipedia
  • It is Shiva's relationship with Ganga that is the best-known in Ganges mythology.Ganges-Wikipedia
  • According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Shiva, one of three principal deities along with Brahma and Vishnu.Varanasi-Wikipedia
  • Krishna is found in Southeast Asian history and art, but to a far less extent than Shiva, Durga, Nandi, Agastya, and Buddha.Krishna-Wikipedia
  • Though Ganesha is popularly held to be the son of Shiva and Parvati, the Puranic myths give different versions about his birth.Ganesha-Wikipedia
  • The Lepakshi group of monuments are culturally and archaeologically significant as it is the location of shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara Kings' period (1336–1646).Andhra Pradesh-Wikipedia
  • Dedicated to Shiva, the temple has, according to Hindu legend, existed since the days of Mahābhārata and the Pandava brothers spent a substantial part of their exile at the site and later Krishna himself laid the foundation of this temple.Punjab, Pakistan-Wikipedia
  • Varanasi experienced a Hindu cultural revival in the 16th century under the Mughal emperor Akbar, who invested in the city and funded to build two large temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.Varanasi-Wikipedia
  • Bhubaneswar is the anglicisation of the Odia name "Bhubaneswara"(ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର), derived from the word Tribhubaneswara (ତ୍ରିଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର), which literally means the Lord (Eeswara) of the Three Worlds (Tribhubana), which refers to Shiva.Bhubaneswar-Wikipedia
  • The first image was discovered in the ruins north of Kabul along with those of Surya and Shiva.Ganesha-Wikipedia
  • In contrast, the Shiva-focussed Puranas describe Brahma and Vishnu to have been created by Ardhanarishvara, that is half Shiva and half Parvati; or alternatively, Brahma was born from Rudra, or Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma creating each other cyclically in different aeons (kalpa).Vishnu-Wikipedia
  • The Bhagirathi rises at the foot of Gangotri Glacier, at Gomukh, at an elevation of 4356 m and being mythologically referred to as residing in the matted locks of Shiva; symbolically Tapovan, which is a meadow of ethereal beauty at the feet of Mount Shivling, just 5 km away.Ganges-Wikipedia
  • 850–1250) from south India, many designed to be carried in processions, include the iconic form of Shiva as Nataraja, with the massive granite carvings of Mahabalipuram dating from the previous Pallava dynasty.Sculpture-Wikipedia
  • The patronage of the Maratha Peshwas resulted in a great expansion of Pune, with the construction of around 250 temples and bridges in the city, including the Lakdi Pul and the temples on Parvati Hill and many Maruti, Vithoba, Vishnu, Mahadeo, Rama, Krishna and Ganesh temples.Pune-Wikipedia

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