header image
 

Shiva

Vishwanath Mandir or Hidden Shiva Temple in the village of Guptakashi (means Hidden Shiva) in the Himalayas, Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand, India, is on the road to Kedarnath Temple.
.
Vishwanath Shiva Temple, Guptakashi, India
© Photographer: Michelle K Wood | Agency: Dreamstime.com
.
.
Ardhnareswar Temple on the right is in Guptakashi (Hidden Shiva) in the Himalayas, Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand, India. Ardhanareshvara is dedicated to the half-man half-woman deity representing the merging of masculine and feminine, Shiva and Parvati.
.
Ardhnareswar Temple beside Shiva Temple, Guptakashi, India
© Photographer: Michelle K Wood | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Shiva Temple open for blessings on Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, district of Uttarakhand, India.
.
Shiva Temple Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh India
© Photographer: Michelle K Wood | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Two views of this Beautiful street shrine, gated and open.

Shiva Street Shrine near Assi Ghat Varanasi India
© Photographer: Michelle K Wood | Agency: Dreamstime.com
Shiva street shrine near Assi Ghat in Varanasi, India on the Ganges River. There is a Shiva lingam on the altar with decorations and offerings of flowers. The wall-hanging in the back depicts Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesh.
Shiva Street Shrine with altar Varanasi India
© Photographer: Michelle K Wood | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Street shrines are everywhere in India. They typically are decorated with flowers and incense. People leave gifts of money.

Shiva Street Shrine Varanasi India
© Photographer: Michelle K Wood | Agency: Dreamstime.com