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Hindu god

It is a Hindu sect that worships Shiva.
  a Hindu divinity worshipped as the destroyer or transformer who destroys in order to renew and regenerate
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Shiva is often depicted with a third eye.

In many Hindu denominations, Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer/transformer) represent the three primary aspects of the divine.
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  • It is a Hindu sect that worships Shiva.
  • Afterward, the candles were lit, cushions were spread through the house, and I sat shiva for a week.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Irene had baked for the shiva at the Sapphires’ house in Bayonne, and now Ben Sapphire’s sons were headed back to Chicago and Los Angeles with their wives and children.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Enchantress of the almighty Shiva, in thy delirious joy thou dancest, clapping thy hands together.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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  • All things made he—Shiva the Preserver.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • On the television set is a brass statue of Shiva as Nataraja, the cosmic lord of the dance, who controls the motions of the universe and the flow of time.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • 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.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • (With a cry of stormbirds) Shakti Shiva, darkhidden Father!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Such was the lesson of all the great gods …. from Osiris, to Tammuz, to Jesus, to Shiva, to the Buddha himself.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Phaedrus wrote a letter from India about a pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailas, the source of the Ganges and the abode of Shiva, high in the Himalayas, in the company of a holy man and his adherents.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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  • Above me, Shiva, the god of destruction and rebirth, sits meditating, his third eye seeing all.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "Shiva passes," said a monk, eyes wide with fear.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • In further explanation let me say that Brahm is taught, by the same sacred books, as a Triad—Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • And the potential cruelty of the type slept in his placid countenance as surely as ever in the dreaming face of Shiva, the destroyer.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Go to the desert or tundra and wait for the visionary flash of light, the critical mass that will call down the Hindu heavens, Kali and Shiva and all the grimacing lesser gods.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • According to Shiva, life is in the end about fixing holes.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They said kaddish and sat shiva.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • I sat shiva for Isaac, and while I sat, I tried to understand.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • The shiva call for one of my ex’s uncles.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • They buried him before sundown that day and we sat shiva for him.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • And I understand that he is designing some sort of jet-propelled juggernaut for Lord Shiva at this moment…. things like that.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Trimurti rules-that is, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • AFTER EIGHT MONTHS spent in the obscurity of our mother’s womb, my brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Shiva didn’t speak in metaphors.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It is at such times that I feel my indebtedness to Shiva.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • What I owe Shiva most is this: to tell the story.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In future years, as my brother, Shiva, and I made the journey with Hema, she would teach us the practical geography she had taught herself.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She invoked Lord Shiva’s name, held her breath, and cut above each clamp, bracing herself for something terrible.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • CHAPTER 10 — Dance of Shiva.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Shiva and I, so new to life, were startled by that unearthly sound.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In a moment, she pulled away, and they stood arm in arm, Almaz just behind them, gazing at Shiva.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The other end of the string connected to one of Hema’s anklets which he’d cut in half and looped around Shiva’s foot.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Shiva stirred in his sleep; the anklet sounding reassuringly.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Earlier, they had fed the twins, adding one drop of coffee to Shiva’s bottle.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He told himself that once the infant, this Shiva, was over its breathing problem, he would leave.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • For two weeks he and Hema kept a vigil over Shiva, getting help in the daytime, but reserving the night for themselves.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Shiva’s episodes of apnea decreased from more than twenty a day to two a day and then ceased.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The jingling of Shiva’s ankle bracelet filtered into his sleep, and one night he dreamed that Hema was dancing for him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The calm, methodical way he’d approached Shiva’s problem was a side of him she hadn’t appreciated.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They didn’t take the anklet off Shiva’s foot, even though it was no longer needed.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The sound had become part of Shiva, and to remove it felt akin to taking away his voice.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The cowbell was tonally related to the chime of Shiva’s anklet.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But now, when her newborns, her Shiva and Marion, cried, it was like no other earthly sound.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Ghosh noticed that Hema’s bedroom closet was now a shrine dominated by the symbol of Shiva: a tall lingam.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Shiva was in her arms, and Rosina held Marion.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • THE TWINS WEREN’T EASY to tell apart but for the anklet which Hema had kept on Shiva as a talisman.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Marion and Shiva; now he could not imagine any better names.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It began during the night vigils with Shiva and it had helped her through her shift.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She held him the way he had held her when he came running the night Shiva stopped breathing.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Yes, Marion and Shiva.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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