His hair symbolises unison of mind, his Trishul symbolises control of mind, his meditative pose symbolises calmness, his serpent symbolises letting go of your ego.
Yes, I am talking about the Mahadeva of the universe Lord Shiva.
We have heard so much about his divine powers and how he acts as the destructor of all evil in the world. There have been various mythological evidence and verses which narrate different stories about Lord Shiva's existence. Surprisingly, each one of them has something else in the store for us. Let's unravel everything one by one and consider all the possibilities that could have happened before all of us came into existence.
Right after reading the title most of you might have got a little curious to know who is the father of Lord Shiva. Well, there is a common understanding, and it states that Lord Shiva had no parents.
He is regarded as Anaadi. This word literally means that the world is without a start or an end. If he is Anaadi, he did not have a start. He is beyond birth and death.
If an article by Speaking Tree is to be believed, Lord Shiva was once asked the question that "Who is your father?" His reply was that Lord Brahma is his father.
When Shiva was further questioned about this, he said that Lord Vishnu is his grandfather.
Again, when Shiva was asked about his great-grandfather, he replied that he is his own great-grandfather.
Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu were once arguing about the fact that who is more powerful.
The pillar extended towards the end of the world. Stretching from horizon to horizon. Both the Lords couldn't find the start or the end of the pillar, and this made them perplexed.
This proves that he has no start or end when it comes to his existence or birth.
Since all these facts are mythological, it is said that they can be a part of poetry or maybe a myth. But, many people also believe that Lord Shiva has been given various names, and he heeds to all his devotees when they call him. This shows that he is everywhere and he has no singular existence.
I personally feel that this can be a concept of God and spirituality. What is your take on it? Share what you think with me at firstname.lastname@example.org