19 principle incarnations of Lord Shiva
Piplaad avatar this avatar of lord shiva was born to sage dadhichi and his wife swarcha
Nandi avatar a manifestation of lord shiva was born to sage shilada the sage engaged in rigorous penance to receive the blessings of lord shiva and requested for an immortal child
Veerabhadra avatar the fierce form of lord shiva emerged following the death of his wife sati
Bhairava avatar also known as one of the fiercest avatars of lord shiva is notorious for punishing individuals who are greedy lustful and arrogant
Ashwathama avatar guru dronacharya performed intense penance to please lord shiva shiva took birth as ashwatthama an able warrior who played a pivotal role in mahabharata
Lord shiva assumed the form of sharabha avatar to pacify lord narasimha after the latters slaying of the demon hiranyakashipu
Grihapati avatar is the incarnation of lord shiva born to a sage named vishwanar and his wife who resided on the banks of the narmada river
Durvasa an incarnation of lord shiva originated from the union of sage atri and his wife anasuya known for his quick temper he demanded reverence not only from humans but also from the devas
Yatinath Avatar An incarnation of Lord Shiva appeared to a tribal couple to test their hospitality.
Lord hanuman known as the eleventh avatar of lord shiva was born to mata anjani and kesari
Krishna darshan avatar this manifestation of lord shiva served as a reminder of the significance of performing yagya and the importance of maintaining detachment
Bhikshuvarya avatar lord shiva appeared as a beggar to save the child of a king named sathyaratha
Sureshwar avatar this avatar of lord shiva appeared in indra devs disguise to test the devotion of a young boy named upamanyu
Keerat avatar this incarnation of lord shiva manifested to assess arjunas courage
Sunatanartak Avatar Lord Shiva appeared in the Sunatanartak avatar in the court of the Himalayan king and danced with his damru.
Brahmachari avatar when sati took birth as parvati and performed intense penance to please lord shiva the latter appeared before her as a brahmachari
The Yakshesvara avatar appeared to quell the pride of the gods when they consumed Amrit, the divine nectar.
Avadhut avatar of lord shiva appeared as avadhoot to crush the ego of indra dev