Sandstone, 6feet. Shiva is one of the most important, if not the most important, deities in Hinduism. He is in nearly every tale and fable, and in every home in the east. See shiva means supreme consciousness and linga is a symbol by which we connect with our own self the atman or the consciousness . Shiva represents both shiva shakti along with brahma and vishnu .shiva literally means kalyan or one who bestows his grace for no reason is shiva . He is always pleased with you and blessing you you need not please him . He is the source of utmost joy and happiness . Hence his presence is always auspicious.