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Not just for his cool tattoos and that he gives serious husband goals, Shiva is the epitome of divine perfection, and not without reason.
Shiva has more followers among youngsters than among the aged. His image personifies youth and vitality. He is the most ancient of all Gods yet his relevance to the contemporary world cannot be overlooked. The Hindu God Shiva has always been one inspiring awe and reverence. Not just for his cool tattoos and giving serious husband goals, Shiva is the epitome of divine perfection, and not without reason.
He is the God of weed and an inspiration for all cannabis addicts
Shiva inspires creativity and imagination and in his inebriated avatar he is literally the God of weed. One of his favorite pastimes is smoking up, and staring off, into space. He is offered pot by his devotees as a sign of worship to the God!
He is the God worshipped by all
One of the best things about Shiva is the fact is that he never discriminates among his devotees. He maintains that everyone is equal to him. His bhaktas include Asuras, demons, as well as Devas! Every bhaqt who offers him prayers with a true and pious heart is attained to.
He has a unique but modern sense of fashion
His fashion sense of sporting dreadlocks is unique but not obsolete and is the inspiration of hipster fashion. Shiva’s outfit with flowing locks, rudraksha necklace, and animal print loin cloth well has inspired many fashionistas.
His Ardhanarishwar form is an epitome of equality
This androgynous form of Shiva and Parvati which is a half male and half female figure symbolises masculine (Purusha) and feminine(Prakrithi) energy in a perfect synthesis. His wife Parvati is his equal to him in everything! Maybe all the misogynists could take a lesson from him in feminism and equality.
He is the most relatable of the Gods
Shiva is the one who was not accepted by his father in law, lost his love, who had issues with his children, who made mistakes, and dealt with them coolly! That is what makes him most relatable to the youngsters! Who hasn’t faced the pangs of disappointment and heartbreak in life, eh?
He is the quintessential anti-hero, an outlaw
Shiva the god of sdestruction cannot be tamed by social norms. He has always been the advocate of social prejudices. This is what makes him relatable to youngsters, as being young is all about questioning and even attacking rules and norms, to figure out your own place in society!