Lord Shiva most beautiful images (pics) with meaning

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Let us all see different types of Lord Shiva most beautiful images (pics) with meaning.

Here, we have considered Lord Shiva’s different scenarios, that is, Lord Shiva’s different divine situations has been considered and also it’s meaning has been given along with the image (pic).

Starting from Lord Shiva’s family member names, other images (pics) with meaning has been shown here.

Come on my dear friends, let us see various images (pics) of Lord Shiva with meaning.

Lord Shiva with his very loving vahanam (mount / vehicle) Nandi in sitting and standing positions.

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi doing natyam (Divine dance).

Lord Shiva drinking the ‘halahala’ poison during the samudra manthana. Thus Lord Shiva is also called as ‘Neelakantha’. Neelakantha = Neela + Kantha = Blue + Throat.

Lord Shiva riding on his vahanam (mount / vehicle) Nandi.

Lord Shiva doing penance (tapasya). For Lord Shiva, Lord Rama is most loving. Lord Shiva will be always chanting Lord Rama name.

Child Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva was born his name was Lord Rudra Deva.

Lord Shiva smiling image – Very very beautiful. Sri Shankaraaya Namaha.

Daksha Prajapati asking pardon from Lord Shiva. Our Lord Shiva is highly kindful and thus Lord Shiva is pardoning Daksha Prajapati for his earlier Adharma work.

Lord Shiva fighting with Lord Yama for his devotee Markandeya. For this reason, Lord Shiva is also called as ‘Mrityunjaya’. Mrityunjaya = Mrityu + Jaya = Death + Winner. Since Lord Shiva wins over Mrityu (Yama / Lord of Death) and thus he is known as Mrityunjaya.

More images of Lord Shiva as Nataraja. Nataraja = Nata + Raja. Nata means Dance (Tandava) and Raja means King. Lord Shiva is the King of doing Tandava (Divine dance).

Lord Shiva burning Lord Kama Deva with his third eye. Earlier Lord Kama Deva had tried to seduce Lord Shiva with his power, but failed completely. Thus Lord Shiva burns Lord Kama Deva.

Lord Shiva as ‘Ardha Nareshvara’. Ardha Nareshvara = Ardha + Nara + Ishvara. Lord Shiva has given Goddess Parvati Devi his half of his part and thus Lord Shiva is known by this name.

Lord Shiva playing with his eldest son Lord Ganesha.

Lord Shiva playing with his youngest son Lord Kartikeya.

Lord Shiva killing ‘Tripurasura’, that is, three demons named Tarakaksha, Vidyunmali and Kamalaksha.

Lord Shiva giving Pashupatastra to Arjuna. Earlier Arjuna had done penance for the same as per the instructions of Lord Krishna.

Lord Shiva meeting the young Lord Krishna.

Ravana doing penance. But this type of penance is unacceptable in Sanatana Dharma, as this is known as ‘Rakshasa svabhava tapasya”, as this involves cruelty.

Ravana is trying to lift the great Kailasha parvata, but he fails completely.

Lord Shiva is also known as ‘Gangadhara’, as Goddess Ganga Devi will be sitting on his head. Thus Ganga Devi is considered as daughter of Lord Shiva. (Few people tell she is a wife, but it is completely incorrect. Lord Varuna is the consort of Ganga Devi.)

Lord Shiva with his loving serpent king Vasuki. This is the same serpent which will be around Lord Shiva’s neck and also same serpent was used during the ‘amrita manthana’ time.

Lord Shiva and Dwadasha (12) Jyotirlingas. Names are – Somnath, Nageshwar, Bhimashankar, Trimbakeshwar, Grishneshwar, Vaidyanath, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Kashi Vishwanath, Kedarnath, Rameshwaram, and Mallikarjuna.

Lord Shiva in Gokarna (Karnataka). Left: Ravana informing Lord Ganesha to take care of ‘aatma linga’ of Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva with his consort Goddess Parvati Devi as Goddess Durga Devi.

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi classical paintings.

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi doing ‘tandava nritya’ (Divine dance).

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Kailasha Parvata.

Goddess Ganga Devi falling on earth in the form of water falls. Lord Shiva is also called as ‘Gangadhara’ as he is holding Ganga on his head.

This image is during the ‘amrita manthana’ period. Lord Shiva drinking the poison which came out during from ocean. For this reason, Lord Shiva is also called as ‘Neelakantha’. Neelakantha = Neela + Kantha = Blue + Throat.

Lord Shiva doing ‘Tandava Nritya’ (Divine dance).

Left: Goddess Sati Devi self immolates during one of the yagna organized by her father Daksha Prajapati. Later, Lord Shiva instructs Bhairava to destroy Daksha Prajapati. Right: Lord Shiva carrying Sati Devi body.

In the next life Sati Devi as Goddess Parvati Devi doing penance for Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva blessing Goddess Parvati Devi to become his consort.

Lord Shiva’s two different Lingas in different temples in India.

Lord Shiva as ‘Ramanatha’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Rameshwaram with his consort Goddess Parvati Devi.

Lord Shiva as ‘Vishwanath’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Kashi (Varanasi) in Uttar Pradesh.

Lord Shiva as ‘Somnath’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Gir in Gujarat.

Lord Shiva as ‘Nageshvar’ (A Jyotirlingam) in Darukavanam in Gujarat.

Lord Shiva as ‘Bhimashankar’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Pune in Maharashtra.

Lord Shiva as ‘Trimbakeshwar’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Nasik in Maharashtra.

Lord Shiva as ‘Grishneshwar’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.

Lord Shiva as ‘Vaidyanath’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Deoghar in Jharkhand.

Lord Shiva as ‘Mahakaleshvar’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.

Lord Shiva as ‘Omkareshwar’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.

Lord Shiva as ‘Kedarnath’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand.

Lord Shiva as ‘Mallikarjuna’ (A Jyotirlingam) at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.

Lord Shiva as ‘Kotilingeshwara’ (One crore / 10 million Lingas) at Kolar in Karnataka

Lord Shiva as ‘Nataraja’ at Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu.

Lord Shiva as ‘Brihadisvara’ (Very huge) at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

Lord Shiva’s unlimited Lingas.

Different Demigods praying to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi

Five faced Lord Shiva – Eeshaana (facing skyward), Tatpurusha (facing east), Aghora (facing south), Vaamadeva (facing north), Sadyojatha (facing west)

Lord Shiva family – With Parvati Devi, Ganesha, Kartikeya, Nandi, Simha, Mushaka, Mayura, Ganga, Chandra, Surya, Damaruga, Trishula, Vasuki, etc.

Lord Shiva marriage with Goddess Parvati Devi. Lord Vishnu is the brother of Parvati Devi who is doing the ‘Kanya danam’ of Parvati Devi to Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva as Lord Nataraja. Nataraja = Nata + Raja = He is the King (Raja) of the Nata (Dance / Tandava).

Goddess Annapoorna giving alms to Lord Shiva. Earlier Lord Shiva had cut-off Lord Brahma’s fifth face and for this reason Lord Shiva had to face a curse. Lord Shiva is holding Kapala in his hands. To this Kapala, Goddess Annapoorna (Parvati) putting ‘anna’ (food) and after this Lord Shiva becomes free of the curse.

Lord Shiva as ‘Trinetra’. Trinetra = Tri + Netra = Three + Eyes. Lord Shiva has three eyes and thus he is known as Trinetra.

One more beautiful image of Lord Shiva family. Lord Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Kartikeya, Nandi, Simha, Mushaka, Mayura, etc.

Lord Ganesha praying Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi.

Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya race story.

Left: Goddess Parvati doing penance (tapasya) to Lord Shiva. Right: Lord Shiva blessing Goddess Parvati Devi to become his consort.

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi in Sambhoga mood.

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