10 Qualities you definitely need to inherit from Lord Shiva.
Devo k Dev Mahadev is known as Lord Shiva. Do you know why? He has multiple shades to his personality. He is known as Mahakaal – the destroyer and Bholenath – an almighty who can conciliate easily. Being worshiped all around the world, he is known as the one who introduced Ardhanarishvara, a form of Lord Shiva together with his wife Parvati, portrayed as half male and half female.
There are lots more qualities which we need to inherit from Lord Shiva. Let see some of them.
1. No one can beat Lord Shiva as an idol husband
It is believed that unmarried girl who fasts on Monday is said to have an idol husband like him. Shiva love for his wife was unconditional. Parvati Ji always used to sit beside his side. She never sat at his feet nor stand behind him.
2. He can turn negativity into positivity
Lord Shiva is also known as Neelkanth. It is said that all Devas and Rakshasas were churning the sea in turn of nectar when halala appeared. It was unbearable and lethal. In order to save everyone from this immortal poison, Lord Shiva decided to keep it up in his throat. This is the reason he has a blue color body.
This is where he turned negativity into positivity to save the world.
3. One must always keep a check on his ego
The trishul carried by Lord Shiva defines his three central powers, ego, action and knowledge. He always carries it with him as it keeps him reminds of being in control of his three powers. He has the power to destroy the world. But he never let his ego control him.
4. Forgiveness signifies your strength
According to Lord Shiva, it is believed that forgiveness is the best option when it comes to teaching someone a lesson. You might have heard about the egoistic Daksha who used to degrade Lord Shiva. Daksha was killed for his sins but in the end, Shiva revived him and forgave him. This is one of the reasons why he is called Bholenath.
5. Happiness doesn’t lie in materialistic things
Lord Shiva never attached any materialistic things to his body. He never wore gold or diamonds but instead opt for animal skin with a Damru and Trishul. He knew that these materialistic things can only give him temporary happiness. Happiness lies in events and experiences.
6. Destroyer of evils
He could not tolerate anything wrong. He was the destroyer of evil and was intolerant towards Rakshasaas. One must always stand against the wrong.
7. No ways for partiality
Bholenath was remarkably impartial. He never differentiates between his devotees and gives a boon to everyone who pleased him irrespective of whether they are his friends or evils.
8. He always managed his anger in a constructive manner
Lord Shiva was known as Nataraj. Nataraj is made up of Natya meaning dance and raja. Whenever he is angry he expresses his anger through dance known as tandava, a dance in which the universe is created, maintained and dissolve.
9. Unity in Diversity
Mahadev with Nandi
Mahadev vehicle is an Ox called Nandi, with a snake around his neck, Parvati vehicle is a lion. While his son, Ganesha vehicle is rat and Kartikeya’s vehicle is a peacock. They all are prey and predators who cannot even stay together. But Shiva family teaches us how to live together in peace and harmony.
10. Balance in everything
Lord Shiva is the symbol of balance in Universe. He possessed a anger which could kill anyone but yet he can be pleased with times. He is known as the destroyer of the world but he has the power to resurrect a being. With all the qualities, he is said to balance the entire universe.
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