Talk:Shiva/GA1

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GA Reassessment[edit]

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Some references tagged as unreliable from January 2010, disputed statements tagged from January 2010. Unsourced statements tagged from October 2007, April 2010 and December 2009, Tom B (talk) 16:13, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

References added, reworded. Disputed creditability reference/content removed. --Redtigerxyz Talk 04:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Keep, Tom B (talk) 19:45, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Rather than depending upon British historians, one must refer to the original sources like Sanatan Dharma gurus. Only then a clarity sort of can be achieved. See, I say Sanatan Dharma, because Hindu Dharma doesn't exist. In Sanskrit, a lot of nouns can be used as adjectives also and vice versa. The basic point to be kept in mind is that these names are sort of titles (like Sultan is a title for a muslim king). So, the king of Swarg (Indian equivalent of Heaven) is titled as Indra. The Indra change every four Ages according to Karma theory (No one can live permanently in Heaven). The word Indra means the one who rules. The actual name of Indra may be something else. The creator of all the creation is titled as Brahma. The preserver of all the creation is titled as Vishnu. The destroyer of the creation is titled as Shiva. These three are the physical forms (Moortya swaroop) of The One Supreme God who exists in non-physical form also(Amoortya swaroop), who is also known as SadaShiv/Parbrahma. Its not uncommon in, Sanatan Dharma, for a god to be addressed with a number of adjectives (Just like Mughal Emperor Akbar's name was almost as long as a train due to a number of adjectives used while announcing him). So, it is not uncommon for Indra to be addressed as Shiva or Shiva to be addressed as Indra. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Griffingreat (talkcontribs) 22:21, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Blue Throat[edit]

I have removed the lines that The Hari Vanśa Purana, on the other hand, attributes the colour of Shiva's throat to an episode in which Vishnu compels Shiva to fly after taking him by the throat and nearly strangling him. Reason :(1) The episode is not defined :(2) I have not heard of any such episode in any Hindu scriptures. (3)Further, refrence and page reffered can not be seen. If any one wants to re-instate this line : please give further readable references : Becasue never in any Hindu scripture there is an episode of Vishnu taking Shiva by throat. Rather, there are instances of Rama an avtar of Vishnu, worshiping and installing Rameshwaram Jyotirlings. Similarly, there are episode of Vishu taking Mohini form to help Shiva. But never any episode of both of them involved in a fight. All the Hindu scriptures atrribute Shiva's blue throat due to deadly posion Halahala, which no one else but Shiva had the power to hold it within it's throat.R P Jethwa (talk) 08:40, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

If the episode is mentioned in Harivamsa Purana , the there must be many sites mentioning such incident. or Indian re-print of such books, which can be cited as additional reference R P Jethwa (talk) 08:56, 9 November 2010 (UTC)