New Delhi: Shiva's omnipresence is known and can be felt. As said in the literature, Shiva is said to be eternal, he destroys to initiate creation. Mahadev means God of Gods. Is Bholenath merely a cultural icon or is there more to this ash smeared yogi?
The vast emptiness is Shiva, one who has no form, it's boundless and has no entity. The human perception is limited to form, we created many wonderful forms for Shiva in the tradition and culture. Everyone sees shiva like the way their mind wants them to see.
Shiva is known by many names. He is the mysterious, impenetrable Ishwara; the auspicious Shambho; the charmingly naive Bhola; Dakshinamurthy, the great master and teacher of the Vedas, Shastras, and Tantras; the forgiving Ashuthosh; Bhairava, the one contaminated with the creator's blood; Achaleshwara, the utter stillness; Nataraja, the most dynamic dancer.
Like Shiva is an art for an artist, love for a lover and peace for a yogi likewise, the millenials see Shiva the way they want to, a cursory browse through Indian EDM on YouTube will lead to Shiva Trance. Shiva has found reverence in the EDM world.
The Shiva Purana is the most noteworthy study of hoisting human instinct to the actual pinnacle of awareness, communicated as exceptionally wonderful stories. Yoga has been communicated as a science without stories appended to it. However when you take a glance at it from a more profound perspective, yoga and the Shiva Purana can't be isolated. One is for the individuals who like stories, another is for the individuals who will take a gander at everything experimentally.
Mainstream networks show Devon ke Dev Mahadev, which covers different stories from the Shiva Purana. Furthermore, writer Amish Tripathi's set of three of books was picked for a film bargain by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar. An American maker before long took action accordingly, buying rights for the English variant of the film.
Tripathi speculates at what lies behind Shiva's notoriety. During a meeting with the Money Road Diary, he said: “I'm absolutely not astounded by the enthusiasm of the young for our legends. Folklore is just about a piece of an Indian's DNA. I truly didn't figure it would fade away so without any problem.”
Devdutt Pattanaik, writer of a few books on Shiva and an expert for Devon ke Dev Mahadev, has a more extreme view about Shiva's fame. Pattanaik proposes that Shiva's ubiquity goes connected at the hip with a discernment that he is macho. Taking a gander at a few factors that may add to this thought of Shiva's machismo, he relates that the most recent is presumably the inundation of funnies from the pens of the American distributers DC Funnies and Wonder.
At its heart is another type of sexism that rejects everything distantly female, where even women's liberation turns into about accepting the manly as it is shown in the film Gulaab Gang. It praises the savagery of the alpha hunter who sits on top of the hierarchy and rules the pack. Of course, ladies are progressively feeling risky in Indian urban areas.
Another viewpoint is offered by Sadhguru, Indian yogi and originator of Isha Yoga. Viewing at Shiva as the primary yogi who acquainted mankind with otherworldliness, he composes on Facebook: “Overstepping the laws of actual nature is otherworldly cycle. In this sense, we are criminals, and Shiva is a definitive fugitive. You can't love Shiva, however you may join the group.”
Bollywood entertainers Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt are known for their parts in real life motion pictures. They have tattoos of Shiva on their bodies. Yet, unmistakably these are not by any means the only factors that attract youth to this figure.
A blogger on the Indian site Boloji calls attention to why Shiva is so cool from his perspective: “What requests to me about Shiva is the way that he encapsulates such countless differentiations. A wedded man who can likewise be an abstinent plain; a wild artist who can stand by in contemplation; his sadness knows no limits when Sati kicks the bucket, yet he nonchalantly trims Ganesha's head. He epitomises each part of human instinct.”
Regardless of whether it is his machismo, his ferocity or his comprehensive nature, interest in Shiva is holding consistent. A glance at Google patterns shows that he has consistently acquired prevalence throughout the most recent five years, after a plunge somewhere in the range of 2006 and 2009. Whatever the explanation, the books, motion pictures, network programs and tattoos don't appear to be going anyplace at any point in the near future.