Siva or Shiva is one the gods of Hindu Trinity. He is worshipped by millions of Hindus all over the world. He is known as the destroyer of the worlds in His aspect of
Rudra. He personifies anger, passion as well as compassion. He subdues all our passions and transforms the human body so as to make it divine. The human body devoid of
Siva is Sava or a dead body.
Parvathi is His consort while
Ganga, His second consort adorns his head. Parvathi is his better half.
Parvathi literally means parva+thi, the one who occupies the one half.
Ganga is the divine consciousness he bears and then allows it to flow
into human or earth consciousness. The bull Nandi is his vehicle. It symbolizes ignorance, passion and
Lord Vinayaka and Kumaraswamy are his two children, who are gods of great powers in their own right.
Lord Siva symbolizes innocence, purity, charity, spiritual wisdom, inner harmony and greater good.
If He is worshipped sincerely he is bound to response and free us from the bondage or
Pasa. He transforms the Pasu (animal qualities) in us. And He is the Lord of All (Pasu Pathi).