The monist Shiva literature posit absolute oneness, that is Shiva is within every man and woman, Shiva is within every living being, Shiva is present everywhere in the world including all non-living being, and there is no spiritual difference between life, matter, man and Shiva.
Mount Kailash, a high peak in Kailash Range, is considered as sacred in Hinduism as it is the abode of Lord Shiva.
There is no place , where Shiva doesn't exist. The energy in Sun and moon is Shiva ( Soma_Suryagni Lochana, soma means Moon and Surya means Sun, Agni means the energy /fire). Shiva is in you , and in me as Aatma rudra ( soul ) in every living being.
Among the many ancient yet lesser-known temples of Lord Shiva, the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple in Gujarat finds a special mention. Apart from being one of the oldest shrines, the Stambheshwar Mahadev temple is known for vanishing and reappearing twice during the day.
Yes,Lord Shiva still resides in Mount Kailash(Kailasam or Kailayam). There are three Kailayams. First one-Uttara(north) Kailayam. This place is also known as heaven where Lord Shiva resides.
You can't, because Shiva does not exist.
He does not die he is eternal by the boon of trimurthies and other Gods after elephant head was jointed to him. He was divine entity ,Ganesha has no life cycle or death like humans,animals,plants or like some of avatars of Gods(Krishna,Rama,Hiranyakasyapu and Hiranyaksa (incarnation of Jaya and Vijaya),…)
In his representations as a man, Shiva always has a blue face and throat. Strictly speaking his body is white, but images often show him with a blue body too. The extra eye represents the wisdom and insight that Shiva has. It is also believed to be the source of his untamed energy.
He is considered to live in the city of Vaikuntha on Mt. Meru, where everything is made of shining gold and fabulous jewels and where there are lakes resplendent with lotus flowers.
Brahma is the Hindu creator god. He is also known as the Grandfather and as a later equivalent of Prajapati, the primeval first god.
Zeus was the Greek god that both deities and man would call upon for help. Zeus would help the other gods, goddesses, and mortals if they needed help, but would also invoke his wrath upon them if he felt they weren't worthy of his help. This made Zeus the strongest Greek god in Greek mythology.
Shaivites hold the belief that Shiva is the supreme god and does not depend on the trimurti to complete the cycle of the universe. This sect formed over 8,000 years ago, to a time that even predates the Vedic time period.
There are two ways for individuals to reach Kailash-Mansarovar from India namely, the Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and Nathu La Pass in Sikkim. The earlier routes involved a majority of routes to be covered in China.
No, Goddess Ganga is not Shiva's wife. Shiva has only one wife and she is Goddess Shakthi. Goddess Shakthi in her first birth was born as Sati and Immolated herself, due to her father's attitude towards her husband Shiva, and not realizing her true Shakthi form.
Indrani (Sanskrit: इन्द्राणी, IAST: Indrāṇī, lit. Indra's queen), also known as Shachi (Sanskrit: शची, IAST: Śacī), is the queen of the devas in Hinduism. Described as tantalisingly beautiful, proud, and kind, she is also the ruler of the planet Venus.
According to some saints, lord Shiva is about 9 feet tall. Once sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev had said in an interview that Shiva is double the length of an average Indian woman. Ancient Indian women's average height was 4.5 feet. At the time of Sati-Shiva wedding, he manifested a 9 feet giant appearance.
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.
Parashurama hurled himself at Ganesha with his axe and Ganesha (knowing that this axe was given to him by Shiva) allowed himself, out of respect for his father, to be struck and lost his tusk as a result.
Why did Shiva's neck turn blue? As we all noise, a poison turns the body blue. Therefore, since Lord Shiva consumed the Halahala and held it there without letting it go into his body, his neck turned blue. Hence, he is known as Neelkantha (the one with a blue neck).
Signs you can expect
You'll see that nothing is filthy or lovely; everything has its own essence. You will no longer seek acceptance from others; the only approval you will require is from your own soul and Lord Shiva. You'll want to cry if you encounter someone in suffering or who is hungry.
A big reason for feeling drawn to Lord Shiva is that he is 'asutosh', easily pleased. He doesn't seem to want much ritually, just bael leaves and water, if that. So he's not a high-maintenance aradhya (worshiped one) in terms of fuss and bother, you can be Shaiva without ever setting foot in a shivala.