Shiva


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Shiva: Kali

Shi·va

 (shē′və) also Si·va (shē′və, sē′-)
n. Hinduism
One of the principal Hindu deities, worshiped as the destroyer and restorer of worlds and in numerous other forms. Shiva is often conceived as a member of the Trimurti, along with Brahma and Vishnu.

[Sanskrit śivaḥ, from śiva-, auspicious, dear; see kei- in Indo-European roots.]

Shi′va·ism, Si′va·ism n.
Shi′va·ist, Si′va·ist n.

shiv·a

also shiv·ah or shib·ah  (shĭv′ə)
n. Judaism
A seven-day period of formal mourning observed after the funeral of a close relative.

[Yiddish shive, from Hebrew šib'â, seven; see šbʕ in Semitic roots.]

Shiva

(ˈʃiːvə; ˈʃɪvə)
n
(Hinduism) a variant spelling of Siva
ˈShivaism n
ˈShivaist n, adj

Shi•va

(ˈʃi və)

also Siva



n.
“the Destroyer,” the third member of the Hindu Trimurti, along with Brahma and Vishnu.
[< Skt śiva]
Shi′va•ism, n.
Shi′va•ist, n.
Shi`va•is′tic, adj.

shiva

A seven-day period of mourning which the family enter into after a funeral.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shiva - (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative; "the family is sitting shiva"
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
hebdomad, week - any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a week"
2.shiva - the destroyerShiva - the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
Translations
Shiva
References in classic literature ?
These were fervent Brahmins, the bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, and Brahma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators.
05 ( ANI ): Lord Shiva is a symbol of world unity, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday.
Adding more fuel to the fire, Dr Pandey also demanded that if namaz is allowed then permission to perform Shiva prayers be also granted to the Hindus.
As Shiva, he sends his enemies flying with one punch and also side-steps a barrage of bullets.
Shiva Shanti Yoga School is the Proud Sponsor of free "Yoga in The Park," held on Saturday Mornings at 9 am in July and August.
After Vijender moved over to the professional ranks, Shiva is arguably the biggest Indian hope in men's boxing.
When the short list for the first Nobel prize for ecological understanding and activism is announced, Vandana Shiva will be on it, and a strong contender to win.
This transaction has been a major milestone for me since taking over operations from my father in 2005 and I am very proud of the staff and wish Shiva every success with the future of the hotel.
Maha Shivratri is not just celebrated in India but also in other regions including Nepal, where Lord Shiva is worshipped.
The Shiva Trilogy has attracted a wide and devoted audience since its publication, with publishing gurus calling it a genre-creating book series.
But it was in his writing that Shiva came out of the shadow of his famous elder brother.
It is celebrated with devotion and religious fervour in honour of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity.