Shiva is both destroyer or purifier and re-creator. The snakes around his neck symbolize power over evil and fertility. He wears a female earring on his left and and a males on his right which symbolizes sexual power and union.
Rudraksha has its origin from the Sanskrit words, Rudra and Aksha. Rudra is another name for Lord Shiva, and Aksha means eye. As per the old mythological tale, the Rudraksha plant was born out of Lord Shiva's teardrops, hence the berry is called as Rudraksha. Rudraksha berry are produced by Rudraksha trees in Parts of Nepal, Indonesia India. Ancient scriptures, such as Shiva Purana, Padma Purana and Srimad Bhagavad mention the greatness and wonderful powers of the Rudraksha bead.
Bhagawat Purana mentions that the water of Ganges carries the blessings of Lord Vishnu’s feet; hence Mother Ganges is also known as Vishnupadi, which means “Emanating from the Lotus feet of Sri Vishnu.”, Because Maa Ganges directly touches the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu before descending within this universe. It finally settles in Brahmaloka, abode of Lord Brahma before descending on Earth at the request of Bhagiratha and held safely by Lord Shiva on his head to prevent destruction of Mother…
Ganesha...Lord Ganesha has a special place in Hindu mythology. He is the God of wisdom, literature and the remover of various hindrances inour lives. When the believers find themselves in a fix that seems insurmountable simply remembering the name of this deity can smoothen the path. Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Devi Pārbati. There are numerous legends related to his birth and childhood
Lord Shiva’s power of destruction and recreation are used to destroy the illusions and imperfections of this world and change it for the better. This makes him a source of both good and evil. It is his nature and reaction that earned him different names in the Hindu Mythology. Find out more in detail about Shiva.