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see shivah or siva.


n. (context Judaism English) A weeklong period of formal mourning for a close relative.

  1. n. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative; "the family is sitting shiva" [syn: shivah, shibah]

  2. the Destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon [syn: Siva]


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Shiva (Judaism)

Shiva (, literally "seven") is the week-long mourning period in Judaism for first-degree relatives: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, and spouse. The ritual is referred to as "sitting shiva". Immediately after burial, people assume the halakhic status of "avel" . This state lasts for seven days, during which family members traditionally gather in one home (preferably the home of the deceased) and receive visitors. At the funeral, mourners traditionally wear an outer garment or ribbon that was torn at the funeral in a ritual known as keriah. This garment is worn throughout shiva.

Shiva (1990 film)

Shiva is a 1990 Bollywood action film, based on student politics in a Mafia backdrop, written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film is a remake of Varma's debut Telugu film, Siva (1989), which was premiered at the Kolkata International Film Festival of India, held in January 1990. The film has Nagarjuna, Amala in the lead roles. With wide positive reviews, the film became a blockbuster.

The film's original soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, which remained a chartbuster. The college campus depicted in the film was shot at Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad. Dialogues of this movie became an instant hit and therefore audio cassette of dialogues were released it was written by Iqbal Durrani Ram Gopal Varma later went on to release a prequel of the film in 2006.

Shiva (disambiguation)

Shiva is a major Hindu god.

Shiva, sheeva, or siva may also refer to:

Shiva (comics)

Shiva, in comics, may refer to:

  • Lady Shiva, a DC Comics supervillain and assassin
  • Shiva (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics robot
Shiva (Marvel Comics)

Shiva, a program that manifests itself as an armored robot, was designed to eliminate rogue survivors of the Weapon X program. The robots themselves, in addition to the program, were created by Larry Hama and Marc Silvestri, in Wolverine #50. The program learns, and sends out new 'clones' of the original robot, that can't be defeated the same way twice.

Shiva (singer)

Louise Dean was a singer for the dance band Shiva (4 April 1971 – 18 June 1995). She died in a hit and run accident. She is known for the house songs, "Work It Out" and "Freedom", the latter of which reached number 18 in the UK Singles Chart shortly after her death. The two founding members of the band were Gino Piscitelli and Paul Ross, who both hailed from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Piscitelli and Ross wrote the lyrics and music for Shiva, whilst Dean sang the songs. Franco Piscitelli was the unofficial fourth member of the band.

Shiva (2006 film)

Shiva is a 2006 Hindi film produced and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film was a prequel to the original 1990, Shiva, which is a remake of the 1989 Telugu film of the same name. The film was screened at New York Asian Film Festival. Later was dubbed in Tamil as Udhayam 2006. The movie was failure at box office.

Shiva (actor)

Shiva (born 10 December 1982) is an Indian film actor who has featured in Tamil language films, and had previously been a radio jockey with Radio Mirchi. Acting mainly in comedy films, he rose to fame following his performances in the Venkat Prabhu directorials Chennai 600028 and Saroja, before also featuring in Thamizh Padam.

Shiva (2008 film)

Shiva is a 2008 Israeli drama film, also known by its English title as 7 Days, Seven Days and The Seven Days by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. It is the second feature to be directed by the siblings following the unhappy marriage of Viviane Amsalem following 2004's To Take a Wife. In 2014 it was succeeded by the final film in the trilogy Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.

Shiva (2012 film)

Shiva is a 2012 Kannada action film starring Shivarajkumar directed by Om Prakash Rao and produced by K. P. Srikanth under Company films banner. The film also stars Ragini Dwivedi in the female lead role. This venture marks the 103rd feature film for the actor Shivarajkumar.

Shiva (cartoon)

Shiva is an Indian CGI animated action television series airing on Nickelodeon.

Shiva cartoon is about a boy named Shiva who is a brave and intelligent boy who fights with the dangerous villains of the nation. This cartoon has attracted many children of India, Bangladesh and many other countries. This cartoon had become a popular cartoon throughout India & Bangladesh.

Shiva (NCIS)

"Shiva" is the twelfth episode of the tenth season of the American police procedural drama NCIS, and the 222nd episode overall. It originally aired on CBS in the United States on January 15, 2013. The episode is written by Christopher J. Waild, Gary Glasberg and Scott Williams and directed by Arvin Brown, and was seen live by 22.86 million viewers.

"Shiva" follows " Shabbat Shalom", which aired the previous week and featured the shooting deaths of Mossad Director Eli David, the father of Ziva David, and Jackie Vance, the wife of NCIS Director Leon Vance. In the episode, Ziva and Vance must cope with the deaths of both Eli and Jackie as the rest of the team investigates the tragedy. While searching for answers, the characters also deal with the looming threat of war between Israel and Iran.

"Shiva", together with "Shabbat Shalom", sets in motion the primary longterm storyline in the second half of the tenth season. The arc is additionally significant in terms of character development — Director Vance, then regarded as the character with the most stable home life, is left a widower with two children while Ziva loses her last remaining family member, her mother and siblings having all been killed prior. "Shiva" was received with overwhelmingly positive reviews and became the most watched episode of the series, surpassing season 8's " Freedom", the previous series high in viewers.

Usage examples of "shiva".

A symbol of evolution and enlightenment, a symbol of the world, a symbol of Shiva, a symbol of the progenitive goddess, the yoni .

Welcomed home by Creon the high priest, Shiva informed his human servants that he wanted to determine the full roster of his active enemies.

Not even the Shiva should be able to track something through a caesura or prevent its passage.

In the course of time it would go down into legend and tradition, as the thing which the Hindu theologians call Jataka, and I felt a sort of kinship, of comradeship, with that many-armed, grinning old idol of Shiva Natarajah.

The kali-rouge Yuba is supposed to last 200,000 years before Shiva is finally slain by the goddess and chaos takes over.

Steven Weinberg and Sidney Coleman offered valuable advice and assistance, and it is a pleasure to acknowledge many helpful interactions with Carol Archer, Vicky Carstens, David Cassel, Anne Coyle, Michael Duncan, Jane Forman, Erik Jendresen, Gary Kass, Shiva Kumar, Robert Mawhinney, Pam Morehouse, Pierre Ramond, Amanda Salles, and Eero Simoncelli.

Thorby started the usual inquiries, found that it was the Free Trader Sisu, registered home port New Finlandia, Shiva III.

These were fervent Brahmins, the bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, and Brahma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators.

Only two of the subjects felt well enough now to remain in the open bay with the TV cartoons and the whiskey, and Killgore figured they'd be in here by the end of the week, so full was their blood with Shiva antibodies.

And the people walking through the cooling fog in the concourses and ramps to the stadium bowl would breathe them in, and their body chemistry would break down the nano-capsules, allowing the Shiva strands to go to work .

  Her squatting, many-armed form, with Her bared teeth and necklace of skulls, with the corpse of Her consort Shiva beneath Her, defies once and for all our stereotype of the Goddess as a combination of a nymph, Cleopatra, and Florence Nightingale.

Elaborate bas-reliefs, depicting various episodes from the life of Shiva, ran around the cornice bridging the thick granite columns.

She saw them with the third or ajna eye, the Eye of Shiva which gives inward discernment, but which when turned outward blasts with desiccating heat.

Sooner or later, they'd develop the internal bleeds that Shiva ultimately caused, and then, about five weeks after the initial release of the nano-capsules, some doctor would run an antibody test and be aghast to learn that something like the famous and feared Ebola fever was back.

The effectiveness of the Shiva Option seems to have been pretty conclusively confirmed, however, because all effective resistance on and orbiting Planet III came apart the moment our surface strikes went in.