Lord Shiva -giving blessing

Shiva, a member of a trinity of deities in Hinduism, is also known by over a thousand different names including "Shiva the Destroyer" and "Shiva the Creator," the "Lord of the Dance," "Lord of Knowledge," and the "Lord of Time." His name is also spelled SIVA.
Shiva - Parvati - Ganesha.
Shiva and Parvati are the parents of Ganesha. The divine family are said to live on Mount Kailasa in the Himalayas (with another son, six-headed Skanda). Note the gestures of the Shiva-Parvati pair: the raised right hand, the "fear-not" gesture (abhaya-mudra), which bestows protection.



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