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Why we call Shiva as Pashupathi?

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Asked by shambu, 18 Dec '10 05:51 pm
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It means lord of creatures so God shiva called as Pashupathi
Answered by ala, 18 Dec '10 05:57 pm

 
  
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He is the god of all creatures including Pashu
Answered by alok khatore, 18 Dec '10 06:04 pm

 
  
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Pashupati is a name of Rudra-Shiva in the Atharvaveda (the Rigveda has the related pashupa "protector of cattle" as a name of Pushan). Lord Shiva is widely known as Pashupati in contemporary Hinduism. The name has also been interpreted as meaning as "lord of creatures" more generally, compare the biblical "good shepherd" metaphor of e.g. Psalm 23.

The name has also been applied to a figure, probably a god, depicted as sitting among animals, discovered in the context of the Indus Valley Civilization. This god has been suggested as an earlier form of Rudra. Parallels have also been drawn with the Celtic Cernunnos.

In Shiv Puran, this has been explained in details.

This is the event at the time of Tripur Sanhar.

That time Lord Shiv Shankar has been made and declared by Pashupati by Vishnu Bhagawan & all other deities (DEVATA).
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Answered by anantharaman, 18 Dec '10 05:59 pm

 
  
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