(Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative;
"the family is sitting shiva"
the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
- Many Hindus believe the goddess-river fell from heaven, tamed by the god Shiva, who trapped her Earth-threatening torrent in his matted locks.
- A horned figure in a meditation pose has been interpreted as one of the earliest depictions of the god Shiva.