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Variant of Shiva.
Siva(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)]
“the Destroyer,” the third member of the Hindu Trimurti, along with Brahma and Vishnu.
[< Skt śiva]