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Lord Shiva is an important Hindu God. The word 'Shiva' means 'auspicious one'. He is the destroyer god or transformer among the Trimurtis.
Lord Shiva is usually worshipped in the abstract form of Shiva linga.
Bhairava is an avatar of Lord Shiva. Bhairava Ashtami is observed earmarking the birth of Bhairava.