Rudra, Pasupati, Shankara
According to Hindus, God of liberation, Destruction/ Occultism
Hindu & Buddhist
Since ancient times , He has been the Lord of Destruction , Lord of liberation, Meditation, The Occult.
He is usually portrayed in deer skin, meditating in the bliss of Mount Kailash , his abode (Himalayas)
He is the masculine form of energy , and therefore his counterpart (female) is the Goddess Parvati otherwise called Devi. Hindus portray him in blue or black and has matted hair and a “kaal nethra” or the symbolism for the 3rd eye. It is said that when he gets angry for the purpose of good, he destroys evil in the form of avataras, like Rudhra, the fearsome one. He is famous for the upbringing of his two sons, Lord Karthikeya and Lord Ganesh . His weapon is the trident. Many people study the vedas in his name ,also as the God of higher knowledge. He is represented in the form of “Linga“