Associations to the word «Shiva»
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.
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.
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