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Śiva (devanāgarī: शिव) is a Sanskrit word meaning "auspicious one" is a major Hindu deity, part of the Trimūrti. He is the destroyer of evil or transformer. Shiva is depicted as a yogi, living a life of a sage at Mount Kailash. In images, he is represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing upon the demon of ignorance. He is usually worshipped in the abstract form of Shiva linga.

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