Lord Shiva - The Mahadeva
Lord Shiva is a powerful God among the almighty Hindu Trinity. He is the destructive force of the creation and controls the universe by restoring harmony and peace.
Lord Shiva has many traits and qualities - He is the Nataraja, the Lord of Dance and also the Bhairava and Veerbhadra, symbol of extreme anger and destruction. Shiva’s dance ‘Tandava’ projects the cycle of life- from death to rebirth and the triumph of good over evil. As the Nataraj, Lord Shiva crushes the demon of ignorance with his feet.
He is also worshipped as Shiv Linga, which represents His power to maintain the lifecycle of the world. He is the God of the yogis, celebrating the power of meditation and self-control.
Therefore, Lord Shiva is hailed as the symbol of love, kindness and the absolute controller of birth and death.