We bring to you artworks depicting Lord Shiva . Shiva in Sanskrit means the ' Auspicious One ' . Shiva also known as Mahadeva , is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the supreme being within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. Shiva is known as "The Destroyer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu. In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is the supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.