holds a pivotal position in the Holy Trinity. While Lord Brahma plays the role of a Creator and Lord Vishnu plays the role of the Preserver, Lord Shiva, is essentially the Destroyer. Together these three Lords symbolize nature's rules, which is everything that is created is eventually destroyed.
Swami Sivananda maharaj states: "Shiva and Vishnu are one and the same entity. They are essentially one and the same. They are the names given to the different aspects of the all-pervading Supreme Parabrahman the Supreme Being or the Absolute.
This scepticism is found in Upanishads too, although many attempts are made. Later, in Tantras, we are told that matter came first as the Goddess, and from her came the mind, taking three male forms: Brahma, the priest; Vishnu, the king; Shiva, the ascetic.
Shiva is one of the five deities, others being Vishnu, Devi (such as Parvati), Surya and Ganesha or Skanda or any personal god of devotee's preference (Ishta Devata).
Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva is the Hindu trinity, also called the trimurti. The Supreme Spirit or Universal Truth, called Brahman, is represented in three forms, each corresponding to one cosmic function: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the transformer/destroyer).
Yes, of course, Lord Shiva is the grandson of Lord Vishnu, because Lord Shiva is born from the anger of Lord Brahma, who is born from the navel lotus of Lord Vishnu, perhaps some devotees will reject my point, yet it is a fact that Shiva is the son of Brahma but it is also a fact that Lord Vishnu has appeared in the ...
In Hindu scriptures, there are 18 puranas – each dedicated to a particular name for God – and each establishing that name as supreme. The Shiva purana establishes Lord Shiva as the greatest. The Vishnu purana establishes Lord Vishnu as the greatest. The Shrimad Bhagvad Purana establishes Lord Krishna as the greatest.
The birth of these three Gods is a great mystery in itself. While many purans believe that God Brahma and God Vishnu were born from God Shiva, there is no hardcore evidence to prove the same.
Lord Ayyappa was the son of Vishnu & ShivaLord Ayyappa is a very popular Hindu deity, which is mainly worshipped in South India. He is also spelt as Ayyappa. It is believed that he was born out of the union between Lord Shiva and the mythical Mohini, who is also regarded as an avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Brahma is the creator, Vishnu the protector and Shiva the destroyer. Vishnu worships the creator, Shiva worships the protector and Brahma worships the destroyer. It's like they appreciate the work of their predecessor. It's a cycle.
"On observing the bow of Shiva rendered idle by the dauntlessness of Vishnu, from that point on the divine beings alongside the arrays of sages considered Vishnu to be all the more effective."
This avatar of Lord Shiva was born to Sage Atri and his wife, Anasuya. He was known for being short-tempered and commanded respect both from the humans as well as the Devas. As per a legend associated with this avatar, Lord Shiva appeared as a bull to kill the sons born to Lord Vishnu and the Patala Loka women.
Every time Shri Krishna was more powerful than Banasura, Banasura began to see his defeat, then he called Lord Shankar to fight in the war, thus Lord Shankar and Shri Krishna started the great war which lasted for many days, then Shri Krishna asked Lord Shankar.
When kartikey was born, indra ordered agnidev to take the child and vanish. There were reasons for this. But then, mata parvati became so angry that she cursed devatas that they will never have a child. Vishnu and laxmi had children , but only when they took avatars.
The legends tell us that Lord Krishna had drunk poisoned milk given by a demon when he was a baby and that had caused the bluish tinge in his skin.
…in the beginning the god Narayana (identified with Vishnu) floated on the snake Ananta (“Endless”) on the primeval waters. From Narayana's navel grew a lotus, in which the god Brahma was born reciting the four Vedas with his four mouths and creating the “Egg of Brahma,” which contains all the…
In Vaishnavism and Shaivism, God, Vishnu or Shiva respectively, is personified as male. God, however, transcends gender in these sub-schools, and the male form is used as an icon to help focus the Puja (worship).
Aditi is one of the most powerful characters mentioned in the Rig Veda. She is referred to as the mother of the Devas or the Cosmic Mother. She was the wife of Sage Kashyapa, and her sons were the Devas (the celestial deities).
vishnu is first. krishna is an incarnation of lord vishnu. vishnu gives his power to his incarnations so vishnu is all powerfull. incarnations do their work on the behalf of vishnu.
but lord Vishnu and lord Shiva eternally exists but lord Brahma does not. if you will read Brahma samhita you'll find that these three are not most powerful. lord Krishna is above them and most powerful.
Now for the answer. Yes,Vishnu in many of his incarnations is a devotee of Shiva and Shiva is also a devotee of Vishnu.
In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 6, Lord Krishna explains that He is the best in everything and is Lord Shiva among Rudras, being the best. Devathas are not exactly Demigods. Demigod is a term that also refers to minor deities, but in Hinduism, equal importance is given to Devathas as well.
How many sons did Lord Shiva have? Shiva is known to have two sons — the lovable elephant-headed god Ganesha, the destroyer of obstacles and Lord Kartikeya, the god of war.