What Is Shiva The God Of?

Why is Shiva the Destroyer?

Whenever Shiva is referred as the Destroyer, it means that He destroys the arrogance / desires / lust / evil and us, and thus dissolves us in Him. Thus Shiva destroys the Bad and paves the way to a new beginning.

Why is Shiva so important?

Shiva is also the great ascetic, abstaining from all forms of indulgence and pleasure, concentrating rather on meditation as a means to find perfect happiness. He is the most important Hindu god for the Shaivism sect, the patron of Yogis and Brahmins, and also the protector of the Vedas, the sacred texts.

What powers does Shiva have?

Powers/Abilities: Shiva possesses greater than normal powers of the Hindu gods. He has incredible strength to match Thor (Class 100) and endurence as well as remarkable speed and reflexes in his four arms. He also has considerable powers to manipulate energy, but not as far as Vishnu’s extent.

What does Shiva symbolize?

Brahma is the creator of the universe while Vishnu is the preserver of it. Shiva’s role is to destroy the universe in order to re-create it. Hindus believe his powers of destruction and recreation are used even now to destroy the illusions and imperfections of this world, paving the way for beneficial change.