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SHIVA symbolises consciousness, the masculine principle.

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is


known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity(Trimurti), the other two members
being Lord Brahma - the creator and Lord Vishnu - the protector. Shiva is the
destructive form of the Almighty. As the cycle of destruction and recreation is always
in a circle, Shivas primary responsibility is maintaining the life cycle. Scholars say, as
the Mahakaal, Shiva destroys and dissolves everything into nothingness but as
Shankara, he also reproduces that which has been destroyed and dissolved. His symbol
of Lingam or the phallus represents this reproductive power.

SHAKTI symbolises the feminine principle, the activating power and energy.
SHAKTI means energy, power, movement, change, nature. It is the maternal principle
the provider, abundance. In the human as well as in the animal kingdom the mother
offers nourishment, warmth and security. There is no greater love than the love of a
mother. The mother carries and nourishes the child in her own body.

Shakti the Goddess is Force, Power, Energy, Active, Dynamic, Feminine, God, Mother,
Devi, Sacred, Protector, Punisher, Curer, Creation, Source, Good, Balance, Universal,
Preserver, Divine, Desire, Kundalini, Complete, Embodiment, Supreme, One without a
second, Manifest, Unmanifest, Daughter, Transcendent, the Ultimate Reality, the Power
Pole of the Divine, Cosmic, Great, Life-Giving, Awakener, Grace-Bestowing, the
Descent of the Holy Spirit, Light Immersion, Expression, the Dissolver, Vital, Pure,
Absolute, Primordial, the Transformer, Heat, Light, Real Wisdom, Genesis, the
Animator, Mantra, Essential, Wife, Queen, Destroyer, the Void, Most Glorious.Shakti
is ALL.