40 Enlightening Facts About Shiva, the Hindu God
40 Enlightening Facts About Shiva, the Hindu God

40 Enlightening Facts About Shiva, the Hindu God

Trista - March 17, 2019

40 Enlightening Facts About Shiva, the Hindu God
A depiction of Ashoka Sundari, Shiva’s daughter. Templepurohit.com.

2. Shiva’s Daughter is Ashoka Sundari

Ashoka Sundari is less significant in Hinduism than Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, or Kartikeya. According to Hindu legend, Parvati asked Shiva to take her to the most beautiful garden in the world. A tree in the garden could fulfill any wish; since both of her sons were grown, and she was now lonely, she asked for a daughter. The tree fulfilled her wish, and she gave birth to Ashoka Sundari. Her story is told in the Padma Purana.

40 Enlightening Facts About Shiva, the Hindu God
Shiva, a Hindu God. Research Hut.

1. People All Around the World Worship Him

Although Shiva is inextricably linked to Hinduism, people worship him far outside of India’s borders. Faithful devotees to Shiva can be found in large communities in Sri Lanka, throughout South Asia and into Indonesia, in Japan, and as far-flung as South Africa – even Guyana in South America. With mass immigration in the modern age, large Shaivistic communities are cropping up in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. The qualities associated with him will probably continue to evolve as people across more considerable distances pay homage to him.


Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

The Art of Living – Who is Shiva

Hindu Website – Ten Reasons Why You Should Worship Shiva

India Economic Times – Is Shiva The Corporate Destroyer Or Kalki?

Times Now News – Know why Lord Shiva is worshiped on Mondays

Daily Opinion – Why Śiva is the most mysterious of all Hindu gods

Syracuse University – The Ramayana: A Telling Of the Ancient Indian Epic

Dolls of India – Sita – The Silent Pillar of Strength in Ramayana

Daily Opinion – When Did Events Of Ramayana And Mahabharata Actually Occur?

Dolls of India – Kali the Goddess: Gentle Mother, Fierce Warrior

Times Now News – What Is Tandava And What Is Its Significance?

The Economic Times – Shiva and Sati: The Tale

Japan Wonder Travel Blog – An Overview of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan – Differences and History

Verdict Feed – 10 Interesting facts about Lord Kartikeya – Lord Murugan

Verdict Feed – Ashok Sundari – Daughter of Shiva and Parvati