Lord Shiva is often referred to as “Nitya” or “Nityananda”, which means eternal or everlasting. This name reflects Lord Shiva’s status as one of the three major deities in Hinduism, along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is seen as the destroyer and re-creator of the universe, with the power to dissolve everything and start anew. This cyclical process of creation, destruction, and rebirth is seen as eternal and unending, hence the name “Nitya” or “eternal”.
In addition to his role as a creator and destroyer, Lord Shiva is also associated with various other qualities and attributes, such as his asceticism, his role as a guru or spiritual teacher, and his association with yoga and meditation. The name “Nityananda” can also be interpreted as “ever-blissful”, reflecting Lord Shiva’s reputation as a deity who is both fierce and compassionate, and who offers his devotees the ultimate state of enlightenment and bliss.