Examples from the Web for siva
Contemporary Examples of siva
When Bieber jabbed at Siva Kaneswaran, a member of the Wanted, he connected.Justin Bieber’s Bad Bromance
August 29, 2012
Historical Examples of siva
I stole Siva from the house of my Indian friend and brought the idol home.
It did not occur to me as possible that any one could discover the means by which I made Siva speak.
But in the Madras Presidency dolmens are found converted into Siva temples.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
Sometimes a platform is made over the grave with an image of Siva.
The most wonderful of these temples is called 'Kailus,' and is dedicated to Siva the Destroyer.Chatterbox, 1905.
- Hinduism the destroyer, one of the three chief divinities of the later Hindu pantheon, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Siva is also the god presiding over personal destinies
Word Origin for Siva
also Shiva, one of the three supreme gods of Hinduism, lord of destruction and reproduction, 1788, from Hindi Shiva, from Sanskrit Sivah, literally "propitious, gracious," from PIE *ki-wo-, from root *kei- "beloved, dear" (connected with Latin civis "citizen," literally "member of a household"), also "to lie, couch" (cf. cemetery). But by some this is said to be a euphemism. Related: Sivaism; Sivaistic.