What Are The 64 Divine Forms Of Lord Shiva

64 Forms Of Lord Shiva : I am sure all of you must have heard the song “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” where the girl has very beautifully defined the three words as “Ishwar Satya Hai, Satya hi Shiv Hai, Shiv hi sunder Hai” which means God is the truth. Truth is Lord Shiva and Load Shiva is beautiful. And, Lord Shiva is the one relating Truth and beauty together.

Well, this is not just a common song but a belief of Hindu religion which have been considering Lord Shiva it the symbol of truth in the universe and whatever it true, it is beautiful as Shiva.

64 Divine Forms Of Lord Shiva

Apart from this, there are many such things related to Lord Shiva you should know. So, here we have the list of 64 forms of Lord Shiva.

  1. Linga Murthy – This form of Lord Shiva is fromless.
  2. LinGodbhava Murthy – This form is derived from the first form Linga Murthy.
  3. Mukhalingam – Five faces of Lord Shiva is worshipped in this form along with the Lingam.
  4. SadaShiva Murthy – Five Faces of Lord Shiva is worshipped in this form.
  5. MahasadaShiva Murthy – 25 Faces of Lors Shiva is worshipped in this form.
  6. Umamaheshvara Murthy – Lord Shiva with Goddess Uma and Parvati is worshipped.
  7. Sukasana Murthy – This form is the symbol of peace and happiness; Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati is worshipped in this form. In this form God is seen in pleasant and romantic mood.
  8. Umesha Murthy – Lord Shiva with Goddess Partvati is worshipped in this form. In this form Lord Shiva is found in vardana pose.
  9. SomaskandhaMurthi – Lord Shiva with Goddess Uma and Lord Skandha is worshipped in this form
  10. Vrishabhantika Murthy – Lord Shiva is worshipped with the bull “Nandi” in this form.
  11. Chandrashekara Murthy – God Shiva with crescent is seen in this form. This was when the moon told him to keep him on his head after the moon was saved from the curse of his father in law by Lord Shiva.
  12. Bhujanga Lalita Murthy – Lord Shiva is worshipped with the snake around his neck in this form.
  13. Sadanritta Murthy – This form is depicted as the Natarajroop of Lord Shiva. Also it is found he is in dance posture with Goddess Parvati. He is standing of the demon body.
  14. Gangavisarjana Murthy – This is form often found in every picture of Lord Shiva, where a stream of water flowing out his hair Jata, it’s the Ganga.
  15. Ardanarishvara Murthy – God Shiva Goddess shakti together in one form is worshipped by many. In this form the Lord Shiva and his wife are seen together. The form is of half Lord Shiva and half of Goddess Parvati.
  16. Vrishabharudar – Lord Shiva is seen sitting on his bull in this form.
  17. BhujangaTrasa Murthy – In this particular form the Lord Shiva is seen with a sanke in one hand and fire in the other. As usual there is damroo in one hand and with the fourth hand he is seen blessing the devotees.
  18. Chandathandava Murthy – In this form the Lord Shiva is seen standing on a demon. It is considered to be one of the fierce forms of the Lord Shiva.
  19. Tripurantaka Murthy – In this form the Lord Shiva is seen riding a chariot that is driven by four horses.  He also has his wife Goddess Parvati with him in this form.
  20. GajasuraSamhara Murthy – Lord Shiva is peeing an elephant in this form.
  21. Sandhya Nritta Murthy – This is an interesting form of the Lord Shiva. In this form he is seen with his wife and with a damroo in his hand. He is again seen killing an asura in this form.
  22. Gangadhara Murthy – God Shiva with the river Ganga falling into matted locks is seen in this particular form.
  23. Kalyanasundhara Murthy – Lord Shiva is in the form of a groom marrying Goddess Parvati though he is not dress as a groom and is still in the animal shell.
  24. JvarabhagnaMurthy – This form of the Lord Shiva is also called the jvarahara Murthy. In this form the Lord is seen with three faces and three legs. The Lord is dancing in this pose.
  25. Shardhula Hara Murthy – This is a form in which the God Shiva is seen with a tiger skin. This is a popular form of the Lord Shiva.
  26. Keshavartha Murthy – This form of the Lord Shiva is also called the Shankaranarayana. You will see that in this form the Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are seen together in one body. You can see damroo in one hand and Chakra in the other. This is a very popular form of the Lord Shiva and is worshipped in many parts of the country even today.
  27. ChandishaAnugraha Murthy – In this form the Lord Shiva is seen gifting the Kamdhenu cow to a Sage. Kamdhenu was a mystical cow and it would fulfil all the wishes of its master.
  28. VinadharaDakshinaMurthy – In this form the Lord Shiva is seen holding a musical instrument that is called the Vina. He is seen standing on a demon and is surrounded by Gods.
  29. LakulishvaraMurthy – Lord Shiva sitting on the mountain with his damroo and trisahool in this form.
  30. Vaduka Murthy – This form of the Lord Shiva is called the Bhairava. In this particular form the Lord is seen holding a snake and a bowl. In this form the Lord is seen as a simple hermit that he was.
  31. Agorastra Murthy – Lord Shiva is seen as in hisagoriavtarwhich is his real face in this form.
  32. GuruMurthy – In this form the Lord Shiva is seen as a sage who is teaching others. This was the form in which the Lord used to share his knowledge with the sages in the Gyan sabha.
  33. Jalandharavata Murthy – In this particular form you can see the Lord Shiva killing Jalandhara. Jalandhara was a part of Lord Shiva but as he was creating havoc in heaven and earth the Lord Shiva was forced to kill him.
  34. Ekapadha Murthy – Lord Shiva is standing on one leg in this form. This shows his balancing nature.
  35. GaurililaSamanvita Murthy – The Lord Shiva is seen sitting with his wife in this pose. He was the only God who had a family and in this he is shown as a family man.
  36. Brahma Shirachetha Murthy – Once Lord Vishu and Brahma had a fight and they wanted to know who was greater. The Lord Shiva in this form is seen cursing Lord Brahma saying that he will never be worshipped in spite of being the creator of the world.
  37. VarahaSamhara Murthy – Lord Shiva is killing Varaha, a wild pig in this form.
  38. Shishyabhava Murthy – The Lord Shiva is seen in this form with his devotees and his wife Goddess parvati.
  39. Pasupatha Murthy – This is a form of Lord Shiva he is seen with some Gods and he is in a larger than life form.
  40. Bhikshatana Murthy – This is a form of the God Shiva on alms.
  41. VyakyanaDakshinaMurthy – In this form again the Lord is seen killing a demon who would not allow the sages to do their duties.
  42. Kalanthakar – In this form the Lord Shiva is also called the KalasamharaMurthy. In this the Lord came out of a fire to kill a demon.
  43. Bhairav Murthy – In this form the Lord Shiva is seen with a dog.
  44. Kshetrapaala Murthy – In this form the Lord is also called the Bhairavar. He is again seen with a dog in this form.
  45. Dakshayagyahara Murthy – We all know about the Daksha yagna where Lord Shiva was insulted, and his wife Sati killed herself. In this form the Lord is seen killing the king Daksha.
  46. Ashvaruda Murthy – The Lord Shiva is seen sitting on a horse in this pose.
  47. EkapadatriMurthy – This is a very strong form of Lord Shiva. In this form he is seen taking the forms of vishnu and brahma
  48. Gaurivaraprada Murthy – Lord is seen with Gauri in this form.
  49. Vishapaharana Murthy – Lord Shiva is seen resting in this pose with his wife sitting beside him.
  50. Kurmasamhara Murthy – In this form Lord Shiva is seen with Lord Vishnu
  51. Prarthana Murthy – This is a form in which the Lord Shiva is seen with his wife in a very happy and romantic mood.
  52. Kankala Murthy – Lord Shiva is seen in a standing pose all alone in this form.
  53. Simhaghna Murthy – In this form the Lord is seen with three heads of lion and he is seen killing a demon.
  54. Yoga dakshinaMurthy – Lord Shiva is performing Yoga and is found in such posture in this form.
  55. Kama dahana Murthy – We have already explained that Lord Shiva once burnt down Lord Kama. In this form he is seen burning cupid.
  56. ApatuttaranaMurthy – The Lord is seen as a simple hermit in this form with a stick and a bowl.
  57. Virabhadra Murthy – The Lord Shiva is seen as a warrior in this form loaded with weapons.
  58. Kiratha Murthy – The Lord Shiva is seen with bow and arrow in this form. He looks like a hunter in this form.
  59. Gajantika Murthy – Lord Shiva and an elephant with him is seen in this form.
  60. Tripadatrimurthi – Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma all the three of them are standing on one leg in this form.
  61. Chakradanasvarupa Murthy – Lord Shiva is seen giving sudarshana chakra to Lord Vishnu in this form.
  62. Garudanthika Murthy – In this form Lord Shiva is worshipped with his wife Goddess Parvati with many devotees.
  63. Matsyasamhara Murthy – Lord Shiva is seen with a fish in this form. And the fish was Lord Vishu as Matsya, his first incarnation.
  64. Rakthabhikshapradana Murthy – Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is found together in this form. And Lord Shiva is trying to get some blood from Lord Vishnu with his trishool.

This was all the 64 form of Lord Shiva. However, all the forms have their own significance,

it is not always necessary to worship all the form, as all of them are one God. Its just that you worship whole heartedly.

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