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Who is the father of Lord Shiva?

Who is the father of Lord Shiva? The answer is as intriguing as the question itself. It is believed that Shiva does not have parents. Shiva is eternal. Shiva has no birth and no end.

Once a saint asked Shiva, ‘O Lord! Who is your father? ‘Lord Shiva said,’ Brahma is my father.’ The saint asked again, “Who is your grandfather?” Shiva replied, “Lord Vishnu is my grandfather.”

Curious, the saint asked Shiva about his grandfather’s father, “Who is your grandfather?” Shiva was shocked and said, “I am myself.” You may be dizzy after reading so much but the story of Shiva is a circle. The circle has no beginning, no end.

Another story about the birth of Shiva

One day Brahma and Vishnu were arguing saying that they are powerful. Suddenly a pillar of light appeared. The pillar of light was so great that it extended to the earth, the sky, and the horizon. Brahma and Vishnu could not find the beginning and the end of the pillar. Beyond the dilemma.

After some time, Lord Shiva appeared from that pillar. This whole story also shows that Shiva has no beginning and no end.

Read also this: What is the meaning of Lord Shiva’s Damru?

Hindu God Shiva is always seen with a Damaru or small drum. It is one of the important attributes of Lord Shiva. Damaru is a small drum shaped like an hourglass.

The two sides of the Damaru is separated with a thin neck-like structure that symbolizes the two utterly dissimilar states of existence, unmanifest and manifest.

The sound of Shiva’s two-sided Damaru maintains the rhythm of the heartbeat and creates the cosmic sound of Om.

In Nataraja form, Mahadev is seen dancing performing Shiva Tananda holding Damru in his upper right hand. A specific mudra or hand gesture called Damaru Hasta is used to hold the drum.

In Hinduism, Nada is considered the source of creation. Vibrating the Damru creates the sound which symbolizes Nada, the sound of Om.

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