IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

According to Shiv Mahapuran, there are 19 forms of Lord Shiva, but hardly a few people know about them.

All these 19 forms of Lord Shiva have a unique quality. Click on this slide show to know these 19 forms of Lord Shiva…

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva


Piplaad Avatar

This form of Lord Shiva helps people to get rid of Shani Dosha. Lord Brahma had named this avatar of Lord Shiva.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Nandi Avatar

Lord Shiva represents all beings on Earth. This avatar of Lord Shiva is an indication towards it.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Veerbhadra Avatar

This form of Lord Shiva was formed when Sati had sacrificed her body in the Yagya prepared by Daksha. When Lord Shiva came to know about this incident, in anger he pulled one his lock of hair and threw it over the
mountain. From that lock of hair, Lord Shiva’s another form Veerbhadra
appeared.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Bhairav Avatar

As per Shiv Mahapuran, Lord Bhairav is understood as the full form of Lord Shiva.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Ashwatthama

According to Mahabharat, the son Dronacharya, Ashwatthama is an ansh Lord Shiva’s Kaal, krodh (anger) and Yam (death).

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Sharbhavtar

This is the sixth form of Lord Shiva.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Grihpati Avatar

He is the seventh form of lord Shiva.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Rishi Durvasa

This is the main avatar of Lord Shiva.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Hanuman

This avatar of Lord Shiva is believed to be supreme.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Vrishabh Avatar

Lord Shiva took this form during very important situation.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva


Yatinaath Avatar

This form of Lord Shiva indicates having good behaviors toward guests.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Krishnadarshan Avatar

This form of Lord Shiva highlights the importance of yagya and other religious rituals.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Avdhooth Avatar

With this avatar, Lord Shiva had crushed the ego of Lord Indra.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Bhikshuwarya Avatar

Lord Shiva is the protector of all beings. This avatar is an indication towards the same.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Sureshwar Avatar

This avatar of Lord Shiva expresses love towards the devotees of Lord Indra.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Kirat Avatar

In this avatar, lord Shiva had taken the test of Arjuna.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Suntantarka Avatar

To ask for Goddess Parvati’s hand from her father Himachal, Lord Shiva had taken this form.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Brahamachari Avatar


After sacrificing herself in Daksha’s yagya, when Sati took rebirth in Himalayas house and worshipped lord Shiva for years to make him her husband again. To take Parvati’s taest, Lord Shiva had taken this form.

IN PICS: 19 avatars of Lord Shiva

Yaksha Avatar

Lord Shiva had taken this form to removes false egos from the minds of many gods.



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Comment by Dilesh on May 3, 2013 at 7:37am

nice info. thnx 4 sharing

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Very informative

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Jay Bhole Nath . . .

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