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Siva \Si"va\, n. [Skr. Civa, properly, kind, gracious.] (Hindoo Myth.) One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also Shiva, one of the three supreme gods of Hinduism, lord of destruction and reproduction, 1788, from Hindi Shiva, from Sanskrit Sivah, literally "propitious, gracious," from PIE *ki-wo-, from root *kei- "beloved, dear" (connected with Latin civis "citizen," literally "member of a household"), also "to lie, couch" (compare cemetery). But by some this is said to be a euphemism. Related: Sivaism; Sivaistic.

Siva (song)

"Siva" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the first single from their debut album Gish, and was written by Billy Corgan. "Siva" was also the first music video filmed by the band.

Siva (1989 Tamil film)

Siva is a 1989 Tamil film directed by Ameerjan. The film features Rajinikanth, Raghuvaran, Sowcar Janaki and Shobana in lead roles. The film is a remake of the 1977 film Khoon Pasina, which starred Amitabh Bachchan. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Tiger Shiva in spite of N.T. Rama Rao's 1977 Telugu version Tiger, with Rajinikanth also starring in that film but playing Raghuvaran's role.

Siva (protein)

Siva protein is a zinc-containing intracellular ligand of the CD4 receptor that promotes HIV-1 envelope-induced apoptosis in T-lymphoid cells. Recent research has demonstrated that Siva is a direct transcriptional target for the tumor-suppressors p53 and E2F1.

Siva (rebreather)

Siva is a model series of frogman's rebreather made by Carleton Life Support originally made by Fullerton Sherwood Engineering Ltd. They are:

  • Siva S10 oxygen rebreather, dive duration 4 hours. Worn on the front of the chest.
  • Siva S24, usable as oxygen rebreather, or as a semi-closed circuit mixed gas rebreather with maximum depth normally 24 metres, can be set to 55 metres. Worn on the front of the chest.
  • SIVA-55 (technical data, images) and SIVA PLUS: superseded by the Carleton Viper. They are worn on the back.

The Siva 55 is equipped with 2 200 bar (Inconel) spheres with a total volume of 5.6 litres.

The Siva 55 (55 metres of depth) also known as (CCDA) Canadian Clearance Diving Apparatus works with any one of 3 Nitrox mixes (32.5, 40 and 60% Oxygen) or pure oxygen. The pure oxygen is used for closed circuit diving so the diver can work without bubbles. The other Nato standard B,C and D mix are standard nitrox mixes used in semiclosed-circuit mode.

Siva (rural locality)

Siva is the name of several rural localities in Russia:

  • Siva, Kirov Oblast, a village in Malmyzhsky District of Kirov Oblast
  • Siva, Perm Krai, a selo in Sivinsky District of Perm Krai
Siva (director)

Siva (born Sivakumar Jayakumar) is an Indian cinematographer-turned- filmmaker.

Siva (1989 Telugu film)

Siva (also spelt Shiva) is a 1989 Indian Telugu-language crime drama film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma in his directorial debut. Produced by Akkineni Venkat and Yarlagadda Surendra under their banners of Annapurna Studios and SS Creations, Siva starred Akkineni Nagarjuna, Amala, and Raghuvaran. The film's basic plot, adapted from Bruce Lee Way of the Dragon (1972), revolves around the conflict between college student-turned-gangster Siva and Bhavani, a reputed crime boss mentored by the politician Machiraju. Siva explores the concepts of student exploitation by anti-social elements and the impact of crowd psychology.

Varma's script was based on his experiences as a student at Siddhartha Engineering College in Vijayawada. Tanikella Bharani wrote the dialogue. Ilaiyaraaja composed Siva soundtrack and score, and S. Gopala Reddy was its director of photography. Thota Tharani and Sattibabu were the film's art director and editor, respectively. Its principal photography began on 16 February 1989, and was completed in 55 working days. Except for three days of shooting in Madras (now Chennai), Siva was filmed in Andhra Pradesh.

Produced on a budget of 7.5 million, Siva was released on 5 October 1989 to critical acclaim, primarily for its technology and sound design. Although Venkat and Surendra expected the film to have average earnings, it was commercially successful; Siva completed a 100-day run in 22 centres and a 175-day run in five centres. It was the only Telugu film screened at the International Film Festival of India, held on 19 January 1990. In addition to the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu, Siva won three Nandi Awards: Best Director (Varma), Best First Film of a Director, and Best Dialogue Writer (Bharani). A documentary titled Exploring Shiva after 25 Years was released on the film's silver anniversary; it is the first documentary about a Telugu film.

Siva, which attained cult status, is considered Nagarjuna's breakthrough film. It is credited with the introduction of steadicam and new sound recording techniques in Telugu cinema, encouraging filmmakers to explore a variety of themes and make experimental films. For the April 2013 centennial of Indian cinema, CNN-News18 included Siva on its list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time. Its Tamil-dubbed version, Udhayam, was also successful. Varma remade the film twice in Hindi with the same title. The first, starring Nagarjuna, Amala and Raghuvaran, performed well at the box office, but the second, with Mohit Ahlawat and Priyanka Kothari, did not.

Usage examples of "siva".

Siva, the Destroyer, to give her the strength to plunge the slim blade into the heart of Bharata Rahon or into her own before morning dawned again.

The high priest of Siva stood between them, while massed in a half-circle behind them stood the nobles of the house of Bharata Rahon and the glittering warriors, who were their retainers.

The high priest of Siva stepped forward and, turning, faced Bharata Rahon and Fou-tan.

Siva was deeply engrossed in his meditation and was determined to remain engrossed thus for the duration of all the remaining Days of Brahma, until the end of existence itself.

The modified Brahminism after Buddha, in connection with the worship of Vishnu and Siva.

Later modification of Brahminism in connection with the worship of Siva and Vishnu.

Halys, or Kizil Irmak, and now were marching through the hill country that lies in the bend of that river which, rising east of Sivas, sweeps southward in a vast half-circle before it bends, west of Kirshehr, northward to the Black Sea.

How did you get from the place where the memsahib is hidden to the temple of Siva?

Irishtown to success as an advertising executive, only to fall under the spell of Siva McNulty, lovely, alluring but already addicted to Plonk, the insidious mixture of stout, brandy and coarse-ground poppyheads which brings surcease to screaming nerves and abraded passions.

As he held it up, I saw that it represented the son of Siva and Kali-the god with the elephant head.

Hari-Hara is partly Vishnu and partly Siva, and is represented as divided into two halves by a vertical line, the right side bearing the attributes of Siva - the ascetic's hair-knot, the trident, the tiger-skin - and on the left Vishnu's tiara, disk and draped garment.

Visvakarma, a skilled worker, made good use of this fragment of shining energy by using it to forge the disk of Vishnu, the trident of Siva, the lance of Karttikeya the god of war, and the weapons of Kuvera the god and guardian of wealth.

I got links to the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, the Waffen-SS Training School at Konitz, Nazi Regalia for sale, Subsystems Sample Display Technology, South Shore Vocational-Technical School, Optical VariTemp Cryostat Systems, Solid Surfacing Veneer Tiles for home floors, a band called SlingshotVenus, the Swiss Shooting Federation—.

I got links to the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, the Waffen-SS Training School at Konitz, Nazi Regalia for sale, Subsystems Sample Display Technology, South Shore Vocational-Technical School, Optical VariTemp Cryostat Systems, Solid Surfacing Veneer Tiles for home floors, a band called SlingshotVenus, the Swiss Shooting Federation-and it went downhill from there.