1 Aashutosh —– One Who Fulfills Wishes Instantly 2 Aja —– Unborn 3 Akshayaguna —– God With Limitless Attributes 4 Anagha —– Without Any Fault 5 Anantadrishti —– Of Infinite Vision 6 Augadh —– One Who Revels All The Time 7 Avyayaprabhu —– Imperishable Lord 8 Bhairav —– Lord Of Terror 9 Bhalanetra —– One Who Has An Eye In The Forehead 10 Bholenath —– Kind Hearted Lord
The lingam (also, linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark", "sign", "inference" is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. Hindus consider the lingam as a mark or sign of the presence of Lord Shiva, who at his highest level is perceived as limitless and formless.
The most famous incarnations of Shiva are the meditator, the blessing (the karma yogi), the ego sacrificer (subordinated under the goddess Kali/under the will of God) and the dancer with the life (Nataraja).He lives his life with the qualities of earth (associated with Brahma, happiness), fire (associated with Rudra, power), water (associated with Vishnu, love), air (associated with Muni, wisdom) and ether (associated with all that exist, space,transcendence)!
Udaipur, Rajasthan - Eklingji Temple of Udaipur is devoted to Lord Shiva, the tutelary deity of the former Mewar rulers. It is situated approximately 24 km to the north of Udaipur and has a huge complex consisting of 108 temples. The Temple houses 50 feet high four faced black stone statue of Lord Shiva each face depicting Lord Shiva in his four forms as in the east is Surya, in the west is Brahma, in the north is Vishnu and in the south is Rudra.
Narmadeshwar Shiva Lingams are found only in the Narmada River. Narmadeshwar Shiva Lingams are formed naturally in egg shape and represents the Pure Consciousness of Lord Shiva and Holy Markings (which differ from stone to stone) represent Goddesses Shakti, Thus Narmadeshwar Shiva Lingam symbolizes oneness of Lord Shiva and Goddesses Shakti. Daily Puja are offered to Narmadeshwar Shivlings to negate malefic effects of planet Saturn (Shani) and to achieve success in life.
Shiva is the primordial deity who evolved to combine the traits of the terrible Aryan god Rudra and the more genteel Pashupati of the Harappans. This is a depiction of Rudra on the backdrop of his traditional abode, Mount Kailash. (Image credit Bhatta Som)