Meaning of Shiva
When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” means literally, “that which is not.”
Shiva is Nothingness
Today, modern science is proving to us that everything comes from nothing and goes back to nothing. The basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness. The galaxies are just a small happening – a sprinkling. The rest is all vast empty space, which is referred to as Shiva. That is the womb from which everything is born, and that is the oblivion into which everything is sucked back. Everything comes from Shiva and goes back to Shiva.
Shiva is Darkness
So Shiva is described as a non-being, not as a being. Shiva is not described as light, but as darkness. Humanity has gone about eulogizing light only because of the nature of the visual apparatus that they carry. Otherwise, the only thing that is always, is darkness. Light is a limited happening in the sense that any source of light – whether a light bulb or the sun – will eventually lose its ability to give out light. Light is not eternal. It is always a limited possibility because it happens and it ends. Darkness is a much bigger possibility than light. Nothing needs to burn, it is always – it is eternal. Darkness is everywhere. It is the only thing that is all pervading.
But if I say “divine darkness,” people think I am a devil worshiper or something. In fact, in some places in the West it is being propagated that Shiva is a demon! But if you look at it as a concept, there isn’t a more intelligent concept on the planet about the whole process of creation and how it has happened. I have been talking about this in scientific terms without using the word “Shiva” to scientists around the world, and they are amazed, “Is this so? This was known? When?” We have known this for thousands of years. Almost every peasant in India knows about it unconsciously. He talks about it without even knowing the science behind it.
Meaning of Adiyogi – The First Yogi
On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to a certain yogi, the Adiyogi or the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru, who is the basis of what we know as the yogic science today. Yoga does not mean standing on your head or holding your breath. Yoga is the science and technology to know the essential nature of how this life is created and how it can be taken to its ultimate possibility.
This first transmission of yogic sciences happened on the banks of Kanti Sarovar, a glacial lake a few miles beyond Kedarnath in the Himalayas, where Adiyogi began a systematic exposition of this inner technology to his first seven disciples, celebrated today as the Sapta Rishis. This predates all religion. Before people devised divisive ways of fracturing humanity to a point where it seems almost impossible to fix, the most powerful tools necessary to raise human consciousness were realized and propagated.
The ‘God of Gods’—Shiva ‘The Destroyer’
n ancient Hinduism, Shiva is known as one of the gods of the Trimurti (‘three-forms’, the Hindu Trinity), where he represents the god that destroys the universe, along with Brahmá (the god who creates the universe) and Vishnu (the god that preserves the universe). Thus, he is referred to as Shiva the “destroyer of evil and the transformer”
Ancient Hinduism explains that Shiva is described as an omniscient yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, and is represented with his wife Parvati, and two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeia.
Shiva has many benevolent ways as well as others to fear. He is often depicted as immersed in deep meditation. However, in his most fierce aspects, Shiva is often depicted slaying demons. He is also known as Adiyogi Shiva and is regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation, and arts.
In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. (Source)
He is usually worshiped in the aniconic form of Lingam—an abstract representation of the Hindu deity.
However, among the most devout Hindus, this powerful God is considered a real God, that walked among humans in the distant past.
Often considered as a force for incredible good, he is also feared as a force for incredible destruction.
Interestingly, he is said to possess a trident which could annihilate anything in its path. Sounds familiar?
Shiva was also called Mahadeva, which means the Great God, God of Gods. And this God of Gods had a dual function in Hindu life. Destruction and Creation. There is no creation without destruction.
If we look back at ancient history, we will see that Shiva, like many other powerful gods, were thought to have originated from the stars. They were revered as visitors fro the stars. In other words, they were seen as extraterrestrials, since they did not originate on Earth.
To understand more about this powerful deity, we look deep into India, a country covering over 1.2 million square miles, considered the seventh-largest country on the planet, home to around 1.3 billion people, and therefore the second most populated on the surface of the planet.
India is also home to our planets oldest surviving religion which originated as far as 2000 BC.
The interesting part is that, for many people in India, their gods are not mythological in nature, but are real beings that have, at times, been present on the surface of the planet.
Aurangabad, India – 200 miles northeast of Mumbai stands a monolithic temple complex known as the Ellora caves. Caves 16 known as Kailasha Temple is a massive shrine to Lord Shiva Shiva. He’s a member of the Hindu trinity of major gods. One of his functions is of destruction and the other one is creation. At three stories high. It stands twice as tall as the Parthenon in Athens. And archaeologists believe it was chiseled out of the hillside. Starting at the top and ending at the bottom.
Some historians estimate that construction of the temple required the removal of over 400000 tons of rock. But even more incredible is that mainstream archaeologists propose that this feat was accomplished in just 18 years. If people worked every day for that 18 years for twelve hours straight with no breaks then they would have to have removed. Five tons of rock every hour. This is ten thousand pounds of rock every hour. In reality such a feat is not even possible today with modern technology.If it happened in 18 years it is very hard to account for the volume of material that was there. As an engineer it’s a belief that the temple would not have taken just 18 years. It would have taken more close to a century. It is very very hard to believe even now how this was accomplished.
Another baffling fact is that if they removed four hundred thousand tons of rocks they have to be thrown away in some where. But we did not find any evidence of rocks being piled up nearby. It hasn’t been used to build any other temples or any other structure. Where did all that drag go. Could humans living over 1000 years ago really have constructed Kailash a temple in only 18 years. And if so. How is it.That all the rock that was excavated has simply disappeared. Perhaps further clues can be found by examining a powerful device described in the ancient Vedic texts. Interestingly there is a device mentioned in the ancient Vedic texts.
This machine would be able to quickly draw into the Rock. Basically, This could basically change the rock into air. Is it possible that the machine described in the Vedic texts was really a technological device that existed on earth thousands of years ago.Ancient astronaut theorists say yes but suggest it was used not to build Kailasha Temple from the top down as mainstream scholars propose but carved out this structure from the bottom up. One of the more mysterious aspects of the site of Ellora are the tunnels that seem to go nowhere at the site. These tunnels leading underground and the local authorities have fenced it off. But if you look through these holes you can see that these tunnel goes vertically down.
Local authorities believe that tunnels like these lead to a vast underground city under The Kailasha Temple. But why would vast rooms and tunnels exist deep underground beneath the temple?. Ancient astronaut theories suggest this could be further evidence that Lord Shiva has a connection with the great flood. We have the Great Deluge that change and forced people underground so you have to wonder.
Is this some kind of ancient city many thousands of years old that was once some kind of extraterrestrial base. And as the water receded they create this temple from underground. Could it be that hidden beneath the Kailasha temple is an underground alien city? And if so. Would this prove that being Hindus call Shiva. Was really an extraterrestrial visitor who gave technology to an earlier race of humans.
Written By: Ashish Singh