Lord Shiva Names is one of the most revered Hindu God, who is worshiped all across the world among Hindus. In Hindu philosophy there is a trinity concept of Gods that runs this entire Universe, although one may say that Hindus have millions of Gods but apart from these three, all are the extensions of these three and this trinity itself is the extension of supreme power which is called ऊँ (Ohm in Hindi or Sanskrit).
In Hindus ऊँ (Ohm) is very pious word, it is believed to be the representation of intangible force that runs the universe and all these trinity find their origin from ऊँ (Ohm) according to “Brahmvaivrat Puran.”
Coming back to Lord Shiva, he is one of the trinity who is responsible for the destruction, and he ensures that anything that is born, formed or came into existence by the grace of “Brahma” (one of the trinity) shall perish, destroyed, and disappear. Because then only the cycle of life and birth would complete.
Characteristics of Lord Shiva
He is considered to be one of the simplest God among three and one of the most powerful. He is easily pleased by the penance of devotees in many different manner. He even give boons to demons, ghosts, humans, etc provided they are fully devoted to him.
If talk about his appearance, he is considered to be one of the simplest because he doesn’t get represented with lofty clothes, jewelry, or any fancy aura by devotees. He is seen with snake warped around his neck, with ash on his body from forehead to tow. He holds a Trishul, the most powerful weapon in the entire universe, even the Vishnu (the caretaker of Universe cannot face). Although both Vishnu and Shiva are devotees of one another, they worship each other and there is not as such difference if one try to draw, it’s just the different representation of the same energy.
Lord Shiva Names
Usually Shiva is commonly called as Shiva, Bholenaath, Bhole Baba, Shambhoo, etc. But there are 1000 names that are mentioned in the ancient scriptures. Let’s see…….
|1. Rudra||Ferocious||2. Pushplochan||Lotus eyes|
|3. Maheshvar||Great Ruler||4. Arthigamya||Accessible to humble plea|
|5. Chandrapeeth||Base of Moon||6. Chandramaulik||Moon Crested|
|7. Gauri Bhara||Husband of Gauri||8. Mahadev||God of Gods or Demi Gods|
|9. Pinaki||Holder of Pinak weapon||10. Trilochanam||One who has three eyes|
|11. Mahakaal||Death of Deaths||12. Neelkanth||One who has blue throat|
|13. Pashupati||Lord of all Animals||14. Parantap||Destroyer of Enemies|
|15. Dayakar||The most kind||16. Shmashanastha||One who reside in Cremation Ground|
|17. Sanatan||Eternal||18. Ajaat Shatru||One who wins his Enemies|
Although the list of Lord Shiva names is in-exhaustible but these are the prominent names out of those 1000 names, Shiva is in the soul of Hindus and Hindus are into Shiva. Hindus sing praises to him using these names all around the year across the world.