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Siva is also considered the god of the yogis and ascetics.

The trident on Siva's right represents the three gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. The drum, or damaru, represents the sound of Brahman, or Om. It is Siva who created Sanskrit, the language of the gods, from the sound of the damaru. Sometimes Siva is depicted with four arms, holding the trident in one of his right hands and the damaru in one of his left hands. The crescent moon on Siva's forehead indicates that he has perfect control of the mind. From Siva's locks of hair flows the river Ganga. This river represents the nectar of immortality. He wears the skin of the tiger and sits on a tiger mat, showing that he has conquered lust. The serpents around Siva's neck denote wisdom and eternity because of their long lives He is sometimes called Trilochana, the three-eyed one, because in the center of his forehead is the third eye, the eye of wisdom The lines of ash on Siva's forehead signify that people should try to destroy the impurities of egoism, karma performed with the expectation of fruits, and maya or illusion,

Lord Shiva (Rudra) is known as the great merciful Lord in Hinduism


A true teacher is not someone who just teaches academic lessons to his/her students. Rather, he/she is like a guide, who helps the students in each and every sphere of life, by giving the right advice. They are future makers. None of the achievers in this world has attained a feat without the guidance of a teacher. Teachers have an influencing role in the life of every student. They are like beacons of light, guiding us in the formative years of our life. Teachers mould us and in the process and shape our future. What we learn from our teachers remains with us, throughout our life. However, very often, we fail to show our appreciation and gratitude for their altruistic devotion. Teachers do need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their efforts are being recognized. To serve the purpose, Teachers Day is celebrated throughout the world, year by year. By celebrating National Teachers Day, we thank o ur teachers for providing us their invaluable guidance. In India, Teachers Day (also called Teachers Appreciation Day or National Teachers Day) is celebrated on 5th of September, every year. The date was selected, because it is the birthday of a timeless teacher and the former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. When some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, he said, instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege, if September 5th is observed as Teachers day.The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnans love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the 5th of September has been observed as Teachers Day, in India.