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Hi there guys! here goes an old commission done a couple of years ago. Well, videogames sometimes give us odd concepts, you know, shiva is far from a ice girl to be summoned with snow powers:D who is Shiva?

PSCS/bamboo/5hours/music: Brian Eno - Emerald and Stone


Shiva (play /ˈʃɪvə/; Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, meaning "auspicious one") is a major Hindu deity, and is the Destroyer or Transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. Shiva is a yogi who has notice of everything that happens in the world and is the main aspect of life. Yet one with great power, he lives a life of a sage at Mount Kailash. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is seen as the Supreme God and has five important works: creator, preserver, destroyer, concealer, and revealer (to bless). In the Smarta tradition, he is regarded as one of the five primary forms of God. Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas (Sanskrit Śaiva).Shaivism, along with Vaiṣṇava traditions that focus on Vishnu and Śākta traditions that focus on the goddess Shakti, is one of the most influential denominations in Hinduism.

In the Yajurveda, two contrary sets of attributes for both malignant or terrific (Sanskrit: rudra) and benign or auspicious (Sanskrit: śiva) forms can be found, leading Chakravarti to conclude that "all the basic elements which created the complex Rudra-Śiva sect of later ages are to be found here".[106] In the Mahabharata, Shiva is depicted as "the standard of invincibility, might, and terror", as well as a figure of honor, delight, and brilliance. The duality of Shiva's fearful and auspicious attributes appears in contrasted names.

The name Rudra (Sanskrit: रुद्र) reflects his fearsome aspects. According to traditional etymologies, the Sanskrit name Rudra is derived from the root rud-, which means "to cry, howl". Stella Kramrisch notes a different etymology connected with the adjectival form raudra, which means "wild, of rudra nature", and translates the name Rudra as "the wild one" or "the fierce god".[109] R. K. Sharma follows this alternate etymology and translates the name as "terrible". Hara (Sanskrit: हर) is an important name that occurs three times in the Anushasanaparvan version of the Shiva sahasranama, where it is translated in different ways each time it occurs, following a commentorial tradition of not repeating an interpretation. Sharma translates the three as "one who captivates", "one who consolidates", and "one who destroys". Kramrisch translates it as "the ravisher". Another of Shiva's fearsome forms is as Kāla (Sanskrit: काल), "time", and as Mahākāla (Sanskrit: महाकाल), "great time", which ultimately destroys all things. Bhairava (Sanskrit: भैरव), "terrible" or "frightful", is a fierce form associated with annihilation.

In contrast, the name Śaṇkara (Sanskrit: शङ्कर), "beneficent" or "conferring happiness" reflects his benign form. This name was adopted by the great Vedanta philosopher Śaṇkara, who is also known as Shankaracharya. The name Śambhu (Sanskrit: शम्भु), "causing happiness", also reflects this benign aspect
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Shiv is the creator of all the vidyas ( knowledge) all we know today !! But I wonder which powers created him ? What is the existence of him ? what is he doing write now cause we all know historical stories...!! Gr88 work u done buddy and I must salute u 
I don't feel this one does Shiva justice. Shiva is like the most powerful of them all too, he's the one who's supposed to create and destroy the whole universe. Too cartoony.
AUm Namah Shivaya! :)
lovelymars908 Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, this is beautiful beyond mortal words!! You made Shiva alluring! His face is gorgeous!! Love 
I love his eternal grin!
FrostKnight1 Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
first time ive seen you work in a deeper, more saturated shade of blue
Rajalyoko23 May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
He's badass by the fact he's a god.

and now with an epicly large halo in his back THE BADASS HAS BEEN DOUBLED
WOW! Fu**in nice! Hey; just want to know if I can use it, for free, for the cover of a music album (electronic)...
The only problem, is that is digital; so the credit will not on...

Please respond me ASAP; I like your pic a looooot!
IEvilRussia Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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