Associations to the word «Shiva»

Wiktionary

SHIVA, noun. (Judaism) A weeklong period of formal mourning for a close relative.
SHIVA, proper noun. (Hinduism) The god of destruction and transformation, and together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
SHIVA, proper noun. A male given name used in India.

Dictionary definition

SHIVA, noun. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative; "the family is sitting shiva".
SHIVA, noun. The destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King