Maha Shivratri Greetings from Mumbai

Today is Maha Shivratri — Great night of Shiva. Shiva (the auspicious one) is known by many names — Mahadeva or Mahesh (the great god), Bholenath (the simple god since he is an ascetic), Parameshwara (the supreme god), and Nataraja (the king of dance). I am partial to Shiva as the Nataraj. He dances the Tandava, the dance of destruction and creation.

The image of the Nataraja above is from CERN headquarters. Click on the image for more details.

Categories: Hinduism, Indian Festivals

4 replies

  1. Hello Atanu, Where you at CERN by any chance? Would have loved to meet you. Big fan of your blog.


    • Srikanth:

      No, although I have been to Switzerland a few times, never got to CERN. I will be in Brussels for a couple of weeks starting 30th April and may drive to Switzerland then.



  2. I was at CERN until last month, but I am currently stationed at Munich. If you are passing through here and have some free time, I’d certainly like to grab a coffee with you.
    Thanks and Regards,


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