Shiva

noun /ˈʃiːvə/
a) Together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
b) used in India.

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  • Shiva — Statue von Shiva in Bangalore, 22. Dezember 2005 Shiva (sans. शिव śiva [ɕɪʋʌ]; Glückverheißender ) ist einer der wichtigsten Götter des Hinduismus. Im Shivaismus gilt er den Gläubigen als die wichtigste Manifestation des Höchsten. Zusammen mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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