There is a very interesting story behind the birth of Lord Shiva.
One day Brahma and Vishnu both were arguing about which of them was more powerful. That time one great blazing pillar appeared whose roots and branches extended beyond view into the earth and sky. Now both the gods Brahma and Vishnu started to find out the start and the end of that pillar. Brahma turned into a goose and flew up to find the top of the pillar, while Vishnu turned into a boar and dug into the earth to look for its roots. Unsuccessful in their search, the two gods returned and saw Lord Shiva emerge from an opening in the pillar. Recognizing Shiva’s great power, they both accepted that there is the third power who rules over the universe.
Submitted by : Amritha Ramesh (4th Grade)