Shiv is one of the Gods of the trinity of Gods which Hindus believe
in, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. He is known as the
destroyer, and destroys the world and the end of all the four
Yugs (the four yugs last for 6,480,000 years) for creation to
start afresh. He is a unique God in the entire Godheads of Hindu
belief and is incomparable with any other God. He is moody, free
of inhibitions, easy to please, protector of the down trodden,
and has the power to alter the laws of destiny. He is Mahakaal,
who destroys and dissolves everything into nothingness. But as
Shankara, he also reproduces that which has been destroyed and
dissolved. His symbol of phallus symbolises this reproductive
(chalisa) praises the Lord and asks for his help in removing all
the problems from the devotees life. It is suggested that you
focus your mind on Lord Shiva or his image and say this prayer.
Girija suvan, mangal mool sujan,
Kahati Ayodhyadas tum, deu abhaya vardan.
Ganesh, son of Girija, who is supremely wise and the start of
all auspicious events. Ayodhyadas asks you, to grant him the boon
of safety and security.
Sada karat santan pratipala.
(Shiv, husband of Girija. Girija means mountain, referring to
Mt. Kailash, where Lord Shiv is supposed to reside.), the ever
kind Lord, Who always looks after and protects his devotees.
Kanan kundal nag phani ke.
He has the
moon upon his forehead, and in his ears, instead of rings, he
has the serpents coiling around.