from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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 triad also including Brahma and Vishnu.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
- proper n. A male given name used in India.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Siva.
- n. Among the orthodox Jews, the period of mourning for a parent, brother, sister, husband, or wife, consisting of seven days. At the burial the principal mourners tear their garments; afterward they retire to their homes, take off their shoes, and sit upon the floor for seven days, spending the time in prayer and liturgical exercises.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
- n. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative
Vandana Shiva is an internationally known scientist, environmental activist, and author from India.
Vandana Shiva is an Indian physicist who founded (and currently heads) the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology.
Vandana Shiva is in my kitchen today, sharing her thoughts on organic food, the differences in food between cultures, and her hands-on approach to getting her news.
"While The Age of Shiva is smartly written, you may wish that Suri had cut short this extended foray into Meera's cramped, queasy reality. B."
Shiva is of course the destroyer, and Brahma is the creator, and Vishnu is the preserver, and so I just matched these words with the three gods in the trinity and I came up with three titles.
Another one, somebody called Shiva, is supposed to destroy it off in the far future.
On the other hand, the character of Lady Shiva is awesome.
For the two nights, HH Sai Maa creates an energetic environment that facilitates the power of 'Shiva' - that aspect of our deepest self that enables profound transformation to occur.
And I recently was inspired (thanks again Shiva Nata) with a brain wave that showed me how to organize my day into “fun” and “work” so that I didn’t try to do both at the same time and end up having and accomplishing none, respectively.
After the ceremony, family members cremated her at a nearby facility and began a traditional Jewish period of mourning, known as Shiva.
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