What is the meaning of the word “Shiva”?


The meaning of the name Shiva is "Auspicious, Pure"

Shiva is a male Sanskrit name that refers to the third aspect of god, called in the Vedas.

If pronounced with a long final vowel "a", Shiva is a female name; a name of the goddess Parvati, Uma and Lakshmi.

It can also be described as "The god staying in a state blissful, enjoying in its own self eternally, without any flaws."

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