(Last Updated on : 09/06/2017)
, a holy text is a part of the Shaivism literature
. This text is mainly focused upon the Hindu god Shiva
and goddess Parvati
, but also makes references to other deities. Fortunately, manuscripts
of Shiva Purana have survived and exist in the modern era in numerous versions giving an idea about its contents and mythological characters. Given below are the Characters of Shiva Purana like Shiva, Parvati, Vishnu
Shiva, the Supreme Being according to Shaivism tradition, is one of the major deities of Hindus. Shaivism holds Shiva as the one who creates, protects and transforms the universe. Within the Hindu Trinity, Shiva is the destroyer and transformer. Indian mythology highlights Parvati, Sati
as the consorts of Shiva, Mount Kailash to be His abode, Trishula to be His weapon and Lingam
to be His symbol.
Parvati is worshipped as the Hindu goddess
of fertility, love, devotion, divine strength and power. She is the mother goddess in Hinduism
. Indian mythology
highlights Parvati to be the daughter of the mountain
king, Himavan and queen Mena and the consort of Shiva. It also highlights Mount Kailash to be Her abode.
Vishnu, the Supreme Being according to the Vaishnavism
tradition, is one of the major deities of Hindus. Vishnu forms a Hindu Trinity or Trimurti along with Brahma and Shiva. Indian mythology highlights Lakshmi
to be the consort of Vishnu and Vaikuntha
to be His abode. He can be recognized in places of worship with the help of dark or pale blue complexion and four arms. A padma or lotus flower
in the lower left hand, kaumodaki gada or mace in the lower right hand, panchajanya shankha
or conch in the upper left hand and the sudarshana chakra
or discus in the upper right hand are His various symbols.
Brahma is the creator god and the creator of the four Vedas
. More specifically, He is recorded in Indian mythology as the creator of the universe and various beings in it. Many Puranas
highlight Him being born from a lotus
emerging from the navel of the god Vishnu, while other Puranas indicate that he was born from Shiva or His aspects. Saraswati
, Savitri Devi and Gayatri
are considered to be the consorts of Brahma, Brahmapura (Satyaloka or the Land of Truth) to be His abode and Vedas, Ladle and Utensil to be His symbols.
Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu is one of the major deities of Hindus. Hinduism highlights Him as the god of compassion, tenderness and love. Indian mythology highlights Devaki
, Vasudeva, Yashoda
and Nanda Baba to be the parents of Krishna and Sudarshana Chakra and Kaumodaki to be His weapon.