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The God Who Can Destroy And Save

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva has 19 avatars or reincarnations including Bhairav, Hanuman, Ashwathama, Piplado etc. It is said that shiva formed the sanskrit language out of the sound that his Damru made. Out of all the gods in Hindu Mythology, he is the only one who can do the both - Destroy and Save.

it is believed that lord shiva was extremely fond of milk, hence the tradition of bathing shivling with milk came into existence. The epithet shri is almost never added to shiva's name.