Saturday, 14 September 2013

Lord Shiva

Sketch Details:

Title:                  Lord Shiva - Mahadev 

Created By:     Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:           Pencil (Black), 2B,4B,2H,6H , Charcoal


Shiva also known as Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") or Bholenath ("Simple Lord"), is a 
popular Hindu deity and considered the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most 
influential denominations in Hinduism. Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of 
God, such as one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition, and "the 
Destroyer" or "the Transformer" among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary 
aspects of the divine. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga and arts.

Shiva is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of Lingam. Shiva of the highest level is 
limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless. However, Shiva also has many benevolent 
and fearsome forms. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient yogi who lives 
an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and two sons, 
Ganesha and Kartikeya or as the Cosmic Dancer. In fierce aspects, he is often depicted 
slaying demons. The most recognizable iconographical attributes of the god are a third eye
on his forehead, a snake around his neck, the crescent moon adorning and the river Ganga 
flowing from his matted hair, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru as his 
instrument. (Reference)