Tag Archives: Shiva the Destroyer

blog 72 the lord of the dance

“Shiva” the priest explained “ is also of course the Lord of the Dance. He does the violent, aggressive, warlike Tandava to destroy in order in order to release and transform the old into the new. He also does the … Continue reading

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blog 71

“Is this why Shiva and Parvati are shown in the abstract as the ‘linga’ which is set in a sort of yoni which is sort of ‘vagina’….” I blushed bright red. This was hovering close to something that always upset … Continue reading

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blog 70 how rude of rudra shiva

“Shiva is called the Destroyer but a better term might be Transformer. And Shiva has a problem with his temper too! So you are not alone! In fact the earliest description of Shiva is as Rudra- Shiva the ‘Angry God’. … Continue reading

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blog 69 my favorite god

I applauded Syn’s wonderful story. Syn bowed. I did not realize it but we had conjured up a crowd. Standing in the crowd was a man in white ritual garb with three horizontal lines on his forehead. Syn deposited his … Continue reading

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blog 68 shiva and the magicans

“Shiva wandered the mangrove forest that even now surrounds part of the temple complex” Syn explained. “The mangrove forest was inhabited by a desperately wild people called Rishis. Now the Rishis were a savage and wild people led by magicians … Continue reading

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blog 55 let me introduce you to Shiva

I unpacked and came back downstairs. I noticed an Indian bronze. It quite entranced me. Uncle Hogg nodded. “Handsome fellow isn’t he?” I quite agreed. The god was dancing elegantly, his face serene, on top of a tiny beastie. The … Continue reading

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