• WordNet 3.6
    • n Shiva the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
    • n shiva (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative "the family is sitting shiva"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Shiva Same as Siva.
    • n Shiva Among the orthodox Jews, the period of mourning for a parent, brother, sister, husband, or wife, consisting of seven days. At the burial the principal mourners tear their garments; afterward they retire to their homes, take off their shoes, and sit upon the floor for seven days, spending the time in prayer and liturgical exercises.
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In literature:

Our father was a sacred bull of Shiva.
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
At the corner of almost every house stands the figure of the god Shiva.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
One day he formed the wish to fill the shrine of Shiva, the moon-god, with milk up to the ceiling.
"Deccan Nursery Tales" by Charles Augustus Kincaid
Shiva held it first for a thousand years.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Through Shiva's grace, his eye was never dim; He saw his son a king in place of him.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
They say, indeed, it is not built on the earth, but on a point of Shiva's trident.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
SHIVA, Subsector 6-A: No.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Thou art Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesha (Shiva) ...
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
It is dedicated, of all things, to the poison-god, Shiva!
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
By Shiva and by Shiva!
"The Ten-foot Chain" by Achmed Abdullah

In poetry:

The bamboo canes filled with the wind sound sweetly. Victory over the three
cities is celebrated in song by the Kinnari demi-gods. If your rumbling like a
muraja drum resounds in the caves, the theme of a concert for Shiva will be
"The Cloud Messenger - Part 02" by Kalidasa
Even if you arrive at Mahakala at some other time, O cloud, you should wait
until the sun passes from the range of the eye. Playing the honourable role of
drum at the evening offering to Shiva, you will receive the full reward for
your deep thunder.
"The Cloud Messenger - Part 01" by Kalidasa

In news:

The Shiva Rules is a year-long GlobalPost series that decodes the many mysteries of India's uneven rise in the 21st century.
Anke Engelke, Anton Jurina, Martin Höfeler, Cosma Shiva Hagen.
Like many these days, Shiva sits around too much, eating rich, fatty foods and sipping sugary drinks.
Shiva's Rules: Union strikes threaten India Inc.
A devotee of the Hindu God Shiva, he started his day by visiting Shiva's temple which sat amidst the thick jungle.
If you're into holistic living, actress Shiva Rose might just be your ultimate girl crush.
Shiva Ayyadurai's path to the Smithsonian.
Shiva Ayyadurai invented the EMAIL system at the age of 14 at 1978.
Nutrition Q&A with yoga teacher Shiva Rea.
Bloomberg Pays Shiva Visit, and Predicts That Obamacare Will Be Unfunded.
Anne Hathaway to star in ' Shiva '.
Anne Hathaway will lead an ensemble cast in Jonathan Demme's "Dancing With Shiva " for Sony Classics.
Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva .
The Shiva Corporation, a leading maker of remote access computer products, went public yesterday in a stunning debut in which its stock value nearly doubled barely hours after the shares opened for trading.

In science:

Christopher Laumann, Antonello Scardicchio, and Shiva ji L.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
In , Shiva, Fung and Tan gave upper bounds on the rank of cyclic codes of certain lengths, that are permutation decodable with respect to the information set mentioned above and with PD-sets contained in Λ.
Information sets from defining sets in abelian codes
Then we design abelian codes such that Λ contains a PD-set with respect to the information set defined in (2) and their rates achieve and even improve those given by Shiva, Fung and Tan.
Information sets from defining sets in abelian codes
We also thank Facultad de Matem´atica, Astronom´ıa y F´ısica (Universidad Nacional de C´ordoba) for their computers shiva and ganesh where we have performed the computations.
On twisted conjugacy classes of type D in sporadic simple groups
Michor, P. W., “Manifolds of Differentiable Mappings,” Shiva Publishing, 1980.
Discontinuous non-linear mappings on locally convex direct limits