Siva came in many, many forms today, including a whole bus load of metaphysical students from countries all over the world.
Though our stream is still not receiving water from the reservoir, there has been sufficient and regular rain to keep our ponds full and the lotuses are blooming. This one is right in front where all can see.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.