Thesaurus for shiva

Synonyms, antonyms, and related words for shiva

1.The Hindu god of preservation. Known to many as the most powerful deity.

2.A hot, pimpin Indian guy.
A guy named Vishnu shows up at a party. All girls walk over to him.
by VanillaICE September 22, 2005
The oldest religion on Earth. Over a billion followers. That's great for a religion that never set up missionaries. It has survived the invasions of the Muslims and the British. Even though it may have many Gods, different from Christianity, all it's Gods are one aspect of a universal spirit. I definitely think Hinduism is an awesome religion. It has no main founder, no one big text, and has influenced a lot of the world.
Lord Venkataswara is one of the important Gods of Hinduism.
by Dude December 29, 2004
Where every company outsources our jobs to.
"Thank you for calling HP, please hold while we transfer you to a customer service representative."
by Khyber Kitsune November 18, 2004
Hinduism is a religion which originated in Ancient India, and holds the title of the oldest religion to date.

Hinduism is much more philosophically based than many monotheistic religions, and does not preach an eternal Hell or Heaven, salvation, redemption, nor does it promise eternal life on Earth. Hinduism does promise, however, a different form of "eternal bliss" and end to suffering. (explained below)

Hinduism has many holy texts, but the most sacred are the Vedas and Upinashads. The Bhagavad Gita, a section of the epic Mahabarata, is sometimes referred to as the "Hindu Bible" because in this text the Lord Krishna relays the major points of the Hindu faith to Arjuna, a warrior hero.

The major beliefs of Hindus include reincarnation, karma (the belief that actions in this life will contribute to the quality of the next life. good actions yield good results, bad yields bad), and ahimsa (nonviolence to all living things). Ahimsa will help one attain good karma, which in turn will help him/her achieve a higher quality next life. The ultimate goal of the Hindu is to achieve moksha, or union with the eternal soul, Brahman. (since the ultimate goal is a union with THE eternal soul, Hinduism is fundamentally "monotheistic," the visible manifestations of God such as Vishnu and Shiva are representations of Brahman, so that the human mind can comprehend it). Union with the eternal soul can be attained through meditation and yogic practices or dedication and devotion to one's duty. Because of this need for dedication to duty, the caste system was created by Krishna to keep people focusing on their jobs; HUMANS (not God) corrupted the system and discriminated against people of "lower" castes. Hinduism also urges people to be dispassionate because attachment to worldly objects is superficial and leads only to suffering.

Today, Hinduism is practiced mainly in India and Nepal, though it is spread throughout the world including the U.K., some countries in Africa, South America, and of course in the U.S.A.
Hinduism is one of the most tolerant religions in the world! It has complex philosophical concepts, is very widely practiced, is the oldest religion in the world, yet never tries to convert people!
by For The People January 20, 2004
A guy who talked to some Jewish guys, some Christian guys, and some Islam guys, and accidentaly caused more people to die than anyone else in human history.
And people wonder why he doesn't talk much to us anymore.
by Squeed March 07, 2005
According to the celebrated Hindu scriptures (the Bhagavad-gita, Bhagavata Purana and the Brahma-samhita), Krishna is the "bhagavan-svayam": the ultimate, highest and original manifestation of the Godhead. He is the source of all of the incarnations of Vishnu; in fact, Vishnu is a plenary expansion of Krishna. This definition is corroborated by the scriptures Mahabharata, Harivamsa, Padma Purana and the Gita-govinda, et al.

Far, far above the highest heaven is the abode of Krishna.
by Yajnavalkya dasa April 22, 2009
The biggest lie in human history. It has been responsible for more deaths throughout human history than all other unnatural causes combined. For a thousand years the Church was a tyrannical dictatorship that used religion to control the uneducated masses. Free your minds and come into the 21st century
"Religion is the child of Ignorance and Fear"
by ShadeeFan April 18, 2003
Brahma is the god first represented in the Hindu Triad (Trimurti). He is the creator of the universe and all living beings are said to have evolved from him.
Brahma is depicted as red in color with four heads, bearded faces, and four arms. His hands hold a kamandalu, his bow or a rosary, a sacrificial ladle, and the Vedas. Brahma is sometimes depicted as sitting on a lotus. The four Vedas are said to have originated from his head. The four castes (Varna) are also believed to have originated from Brahma: the Brahmins from his head, the Kshatriyas from his arms, the Vaishyas from his thighs, and the Shudras from his feet.
by World_Religions August 04, 2010
A person of country India
by ram January 15, 2003
Could be defined as another way of saying God, or any particular deity of some high standing.
Holy Karunashi!

Oh my Karunashi!

Praise the Karunashi
by Innovera123 June 20, 2009

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