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Lord Shiva: The Most Powerful God In The Universe

In Hinduism, there are several gods and goddesses. Each one of them has their own unique qualities and powers. Out of all the gods and goddesses, Lord Shiva is considered to be the most powerful. Lord Shiva is known by many names, such as Mahadeva, Rudra, Shankara, Bholenath, and more. He is also referred to as the creator, preserver and destroyer of the universe.

Lord Shiva is often depicted as a god with a blue throat. This is because he drank the poison that was created when the gods and demons were churning the ocean to get the nectar of immortality.

Lord Shiva is also known as the lord of yoga and meditation. He is considered to be the patron god of yogis and ascetics. He is often depicted as sitting in the lotus position or in a state of deep meditation.

So, if you are looking for a powerful god to worship, then Lord Shiva is a perfect choice. Today we see the some insteresting facts behind the powerful god lord shiva that why he is worship highly in india? Why he is so popular in hindu people? and How he become most powerful god in the world? Read On!

Most Powerful God In The Universe
Lord Shiva is most powerful god in the universe


🔱 Topics Of Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Who is lord shiva?
  3. How does lord shiva look?
  4. Who is the superior god in tridev?
  5. Multiple personalities of lord shiva
  6. Role of lord shiva in samudra manthan
  7. Lord shiva and holy river ganga story
  8. Lord shiva marriege story
  9. Conclusion
  10. FAQs


Who is Lord Shiva?

Lord Shiva is one of the most important deities for Hindus. He is considered to be the Supreme God and is often depicted as a powerful warrior. Shiva is also known as the "destroyer of worlds" and is responsible for the destruction of the Universe.

Shiva is a complex deity who represents both the light and dark sides of the human experience. On one hand, he is a force of destruction and chaos. On the other hand, he is also a guardian and protector. Shiva is often worshipped as a way to achieve balance in one's life.

Whether you see Shiva as a God of destruction or a God of balance, there is no denying that he is a powerful and important figure in Hinduism.


How Does Lord Shiva Look?

Shiva is often shown meditating while seated on a tiger skin with a third eye on his forehead he adorns himself with snakes around his neck and the crescent moon on his head. From his locks of matted hair flows the holy river Ganga. He holds the trident in one hand and the drum in another. Known to abstain from all forms of indulgence and desires through his thousands of years of penance and meditation, Lord Shiva is undoubtedly the most fascinating and the most worshipped god of the Hindus.

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Bramha, Vishnu, and Mahesh (Shiva) - Who is the superior god in Tridev?

Who Is The Superior God in Tridev

As the tales go, Bramha and Vishnu once were arguing as to which one of the two was more powerful. At that point, a great blazing pillar like a burning Shivaling shot out of nowhere. It extended from the ground soaring up to the sky, it was said to be so tall that Bramha and Vishnu were unable to find the end of the pillar. They could not even comprehend what it was and how it had appeared. They decided to make use of the situation to find who was more powerful between the two.

Lord Bramha flew towards the sky while Lord Vishnu went down to the ground trying to find the limits of the blazing pillar, but no matter how high Bramha flew of how low Vishnu went, the pillar seemed not to have any limits. Neither of them was able to find the ends of the pillar. Suddenly the center of the pillar opened and there appeared Shiva, the one who had grabbed their attention. Bramha and Vishnu immediately recognized his power and acknowledged his power as the superior of the trinity.


Multiple personalities of Lord Shiva - the God of Yoga, the God of Meditation, the God of Transcendence, the God of Destruction

Shiva is a god with multiple layers of personality. On one side where he is called 'Bholenath' meaning the innocent one, he is also the short-tempered and fierce Rudra, who burnt down kama or desire to ashes. He has a family with Devi Parvati as his wife and Lord Karthikeya and Lord Ganesha as his sons, but he is also a Vairagi and Nirmohi meaning oblivious to worldly affairs and having no attachments. On one side where he is the destructor of evil, he is also 'Bhootnath' meaning the master of all ghosts. Some interpret that 'Bhootnath' means the master of 'Panch Mahabhoot', literally meaning 'the 5 great elements of nature' that are water, fire, air, ground, and sky.

Irrespective of one's nature, intention, and status in society, be it demi-god, human, demon, or a ghost, Shiva is popular to grant desired boons to anyone who worships him without thinking about the consequences. One such incident was when a demon named Bhasmasura after great penance pleased Lord Shiva and was granted the power that anyone whose head he touched shall burn into ashes. Upon having the power, he tried to kill Lord Shiva but was later tricked into touching his own head. It is from these emotion-driven actions he's derived the name 'Bholenath' meaning the innocent one.

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Role of Lord Shiva's in Samudra Manthan

Lord Shiva Role in The Samudra Manthan
Lord Shiva Role in The Samudra Manthan

There are not one but many stories of Lord Shiva that bring out his goodness. One such story where Shiva sacrifices his safety to protect the demi-gods and demons is quite popular. Samudra Manthan, churning the ocean was organized to produce the Amrit or the Nectar of immortality which would reestablish the glory of gods. Vasuki, the king of snakes that adorns the neck of Lord Shiva was used as a rope to churn the ocean. The demons held Vasuki by the head while the gods held it by the tail, and together they were able to churn the ocean that gave birth to many gifts. But with these gifts came the Halahal, a poison that could wipe out all of creation. This terrified both the demons and gods and both sought help from Shiva.

Lord Shiva is known for his compassion and self-sacrifice, willingly swallowed the poison with no benefit of his own, but solely to save the world. It is said that consort Mata Parvati, came to his rescue and through her Mahavidhya controls the poison in his throat, not letting it spread throughout his body. The poison was so potent that it changed the color of Shiva to blue, thus the common depiction of Shiva having blue skin. It is from this incident he derives the name 'Neelkantha', meaning one with the blue throat.

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Lord Shiva and Holy River Ganga Story

Lord Shiva and Ganga Story
Lord Shiva and Ganga Story

Another story that describes the limitless might and power of Lord Shiva is when he brought the holy river Ganga to the earth. Bhagirath, who was a predecessor of Lord Rama, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, undertook a rigorous penance to rescue his ancestors from Pataal-Lok or the underworld after being cursed by sage Kapila. He was eventually granted Ganga from heaven who wash away all the sins of his ancestors and save them from defame of society.

However, the turbulent force of Ganga would shatter the earth if it flows down from heaven. Bhagirath persuades Shiva at his abode, the Mount Kailash to receive Ganga in coils of his matted hair and reduce her powerful flow. Lord Shiva accepted his request and received the down flowing Ganga in the locks of his hair, thus protecting both Ganga and the living beings on earth. Today Hindus consider the Ganga, the holiest of all rivers that wash away their sins.


Lord Shiva Marriage Story

How did Shiva get married
How many marriages did Lord Shiva have?

Lord Shiva married Mata Parvati, the goddess who assumed the destructive form of Kali and Durga on many occasions. Mata Parvati reincarnation of Sati the first wife of Shiva. Sati was born to Daksha who did not approve of Sati's marriage to Lord Shiva but said defied her father and married Shiva. Daksha was never happy with the union of his daughter to a God that was prayed by all, including the demons, ghosts, and evil spirits. Despite Shiva, he held a special sacrificial ceremony also known as Yagya and invited all gods except Shiva.

Despite being warned by her husband not to go to a ceremony where they were not invited, Sati went to the ceremony alone. Her father insulted her in front of all his guests, among whom were Lord Bramha and Lord Vishnu. Unable to bear the insults toward her and her husband, Sati threw herself into the Yang-Kund (sacrificial fire). When Lord Shiva came to know that his beloved was burned to death, he invoked in his wrath Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali, who decapitated Daksha, and Yagya was destroyed. Shiva himself in a rage, traveled throughout the world carrying the body of his dead wife.

Shiva started his famous dance of rage Tandava, which disintegrated Sati's dead body into 51 pieces, each of which fell in different places. These sites were later converted to temples, today is known as Shakti Peethas. It was only when Lord Vishnu interfered and convinced Lord Shiva to calm down that the near apocalypse stopped and Shiva was able to see the destruction he had brought. He forgave Daksha and replaced his head with a goat's head and gave back his life.



Lord Shiva is different for different people. To some, he is a loving father, whereas to others he is the fierce Rudra. To some, he is the innocent Bholenath and a Nirmohi lost in his eternal meditation for others. But the modern-day spiritual masters title Lord Shiva the God of Nothingness.

Nothingness from where is all stated and to where it will all end. Today modern science is proving to us that everything comes from nothing and goes back to nothing, the basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness.

The galaxies are just a small happening; the rest is all vast space, which is referred to as Lord Shiva. That is the womb from which everything is born and that is the oblivion into which everything is sucked back. In Shaivism, it is believed that everything comes from Lord Shiva and goes back to Shiva. "Lord Shiva is not light, he is darkness."

A flame or the sun will eventually lose its ability to give out light. Light is not eternal, it is always a limited possibility because it happens and it ends. Darkness is a much bigger possibility than light, nothing needs to burn, it is always present, and it is eternal. "Darkness is everywhere, Lord Shiva is everywhere."


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FAQs Who is The Most Powerful God

Who is the first god?

There is no clear answer to this question as different cultures and religions have different beliefs. Some believe that the first god is the creator of the universe, while others believe that there are multiple gods that exist simultaneously. As per the Hindu mythology there are 33 types of Gods, in which Lord Shiva is the supreme in that, but there are some believes that Lord Vishnu is the supreme god.

Who is the god of world?

According to Hinduism, there is no single god of the world. Rather, the world is seen as a divine realm with many gods and goddesses who each preside over different aspects of human life and the natural world. Muslims believe that there is only one god who has control over everything what exist in the world.

Which god is most supreme?

Different people may believe different gods are supreme, depending on their own personal definition of the word. Some believe that no one god is supreme above all others, each god has their own area of expertise and powers. Many hindu people believe that Lord Krishna is the superior and many believes Lord Shiva is superior, It's all about your faith and belief.

Who is strongest hindu god?

There are many powerful and important deities in Hinduism, and each god has their own unique story and attributes. The most popular and well-known strongest Hindu god is Lord Hanuman.

Who is world's strongest god?

Lord Hanuman is considered to be the strongest deity in the world as he is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, who himself is considered to be the strongest deity. Lord Hanuman is incredibly powerful and has demonstrated his power time and again through his prowess in the Ramayana and other stories. He is also incredibly intelligent and knows what to do in any given situation, he is incredibly devoted to Lord Rama and is always ready to help him in any way he can, he is also able to fly , a power that very few have. All these qualities together make Lord Hanuman the strongest God in the world.

Who is biggest god in universe?

As per Hindu Mythology there you can see Lord Hanuman is the biggest as per size and powers. Also he has the boon that power to beat any Ashtra-Shastra, no won can win him. And also it is believe that he is the incarnation of Lord Shiva who is the most powerful god in the universe as per the Hindu Mythology.