The Supreme in; “Tri Dev” Lord Shiva is popularly known as Mahadev. Shiva is the ultimate
reality. He is the creator, preserver and the destroyer of the world. He is the utmost Being who
upholds this universe together. With no rules and regulations Lord Shiva is the easiest one to
please, you don’t need to do fancy rituals and pooja to get the attention of this Divine God. His
exceptional appearance makes him one of a kind. This uniqueness at times misinterpreted by people.
Have a look to these 7 most misunderstood facts about Lord Shiva.
1. Truth about Shiv-Linga
Shiva Linga doesn’t not represent Shiva’s genitals or any nuclear plant. It is a complete myth that spread
like fire. Shiva- Linga actually symbolizes the infinity. An Infinite being of Lord Shiva, it means he has no
beginning and no end. Our souls signify as the light and this whole universe that begins and end in it
with ease. Shiva lingam is a symbol of energy that is responsible for the formation and destruction of
2. Shiva’s third eye is a source of annihilation
One of the iconographical features that set lord Shiva distant is his third eye. It is believed that Shiva’s
third eye is merely a destruction tool. But it’s not true Mahadev “Tri-Netr” signifies the future. He is
visioned as the lord of the past present and the future. It represents spiritual wisdom and power. Many
people assume that this Third eye of Shiva opens up when Lord Shiva is in the state of rage. When you
dig deep you will find that it represent power that protect the good from the bad.
3. Lord Shiva stays intoxicated all the time
Being the most chilled out and coolest God ever, Shiva is famous for consuming intoxicating substances.
Many posters and paintings picture him smoking ganja and consuming Bhang. In reality Shiva did not
use substances – he is the substance itself. Mahadev is an Adiyogi his yog nidra reflects his high
state of mind. Anybody can get high by meditation, because the substance is not external – the
substance is within. Bholenath is known for accepting all the pure and impurities of the world.
He accepts every which their devotees offers him. That’s what makes him the most approachable
God in the world.
Do you Know Lord Shiva’s tandava is the core foundation of origin of all the dance forms on the
earth. Shiva’s Tandava is considered as the source of cycle of Creation, preservance and
destruction of the Universe. Often portray in the form of a Nataraja, the dancing form of Lord
Shiva, he is the God of dance. Shiv Tandavam is not just a dance of Destruction. His Anand
Tandavam represents his happy state which is known for spreading joy in the world. Mahadev
only perform Rudra tandav when he feels the evil is taking over the world and in order to re-
establish peace and harmony he performs rudra tandav to destroy the evil. So, the next time
any natural hazard occurs, you will know the Man behind it.
5. A Vairagi Who has a Family
It is hard to believe that a God of hot temper and strange lifestyle could be a Maha Yogi. Lord
Shiva lives his life as Vairagi. Being beyond all worldly desires yet he is an full fledge Family Man.
His marital life by no means came in between him and his responsibility as the utmost caretaker
of us all. Shiva’s married Devi Parwati “Adi Shakti”, their Wedding day is widely celebrated in
India as Maha Shivratri.
6. Lord Shiva is the angriest God in all Dieties
We are very much well aware about the fact that when Mahadev gets angry, his “Roudra roop”
can burn down the entire Universe into ashes. But, very few people know that he is the most
innocent God. He is the easiest to please. His childlike figure is beyond all the worldy malice.
Hence that’s he is called Bholenath as well.
Lord Shiva is the God of Good and Evil. With his compassion and boon, he does not
discriminate between his devotees. He treats all his devotees equally. Lord Shiva is worshiped
by “Devas” and “Asuras” and by Ghost and Goblins as well.