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Bholenath (or Bolenath, Bhole Nath) (Sanskrit: भोलेनाथ, Bhōlēnātha) - one of names of Hindu god Shiva.[1][2] Translation of this name is a Lord (nātha) of simplicity and simple people (bhōlē).[3]

Bholenath: The word ‘Bhola’ (Hindi) means – Innocent, simple, down to earth. Lord Shiva is called ‘Bholenath’ because he is easily pleased and showers his blessings on his devotees without any complex rituals, he gives shelter to any devotee with sincere devotion and a clean heart. He can be pleased simply by doing a pooja with a kalash of water or placing Bilva leaves on a shivling. Lord Ram is his sincere devotee and worships him reverently. Bholenath is one of the many names of Lord Shiva. another name is Mahadev 'the god of the gods'. Shiva has been worshiped since time immemorial, he is Mahakal, ruler of time, lord of the universe.

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  2. ^ Madhya Pradesh (India). Directorate of Archaeology & Museums (1989). Puratan. Department of Archaeology and Museums, Madhya Pradesh. ISSN 0970-8227. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  3. ^ Pattanaik, D. (2006). Shiva to Shankara: Decoding the Phallic Symbol. Indus Source Books. ISBN 9788188569045. Retrieved 2015-08-13.