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Shiv Parivar : Lord Shiva is a Hindu deity and represents the aspect of the Supreme Being. The meaning of the Sanskrit word Shiva is ‘pure and destroyer’. According to Hindu mythology, Shiva is the destroyer among the Trimurti. He is the god of the Yogis and described as an omniscient Yogi, who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash. Shiva is known by several names – Mahadeva, Pashupati, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhole Nath, Shambhu and Shankar. Shiva is the cosmic dancer and also known as Nataraja, the Lord of Dancers. Hindus recognize Lord Shiva by putting His shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities in the form of Shivling. Family In the divine family of Lord Shiva, there are four members – Shiva, His wife Parvati, and two sons – Kartikeya and Ganesha. Kartikeya is the god of war while Ganesha is the god of obstacles.
Lord Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvathi, is a much revered deity of Hindus especially in South India. Muruganswamy rides a peacock and wields a bow in battle.
The two wives of Lord Murugan, namely Devasena and Valli refer to Kriya Shakti and Ichha Shakti, meaning the Power of Action and Power of Will respectively, while Lord Murugan represents Gyana Shakti or the power of Wisdom.