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 (shē′və, sē′-)
n. Hinduism
Variant of Shiva.


(ˈsiːvə; ˈsɪvə) or


(Hinduism) Hinduism the destroyer, one of the three chief divinities of the later Hindu pantheon, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Siva is also the god presiding over personal destinies
[from Sanskrit Śiva, literally: the auspicious (one)]


(ˈʃi və)

also Siva

“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.
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Noun1.Siva - the destroyerSiva - the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
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and destroyed by Siva -- a rather neater division of labor than is
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Siva, who works with the UAE-based Al Huraiz Group, had taken a month's leave to go to Chennai in India as he was not keeping well.
They did charge us up the wall for messing up the tiles," explains Siva, 22.
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Everyone deserves a chance," Siva said, to which Jay joked: "But we deserve a bigger chance.
T Siva Mumbai, Safmarine Ngami sailed on Saturday morning.
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The sacred snack is one of six unusual carrots that Siva recently dug from his back garden, in Beake Avenue.
While treating important forms of Siva and dealing with two distinct domains of documents, this book asks fundamental questions about Hinduism and the way scholars try to think about it.
Batelco has 49 per cent stake in STel and the Siva group holds 51 per cent stake.
male-female symbol representing the union of Sakti and Siva is in the