Possessing nothing and the source of all wealth,
lord of the world and denizen of the abode of the dead,
dreadful in form he’s called “Gentle” Shiva.
No one knows the Bearer of the Pinaka bow as he truly is. (KumSambh. 5.77; trans. Smith, 2005)
Cite this pageBisschop, Peter, “Śiva”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1030030>
First published online: 2018
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