father of the Hindu storm gods Marut; controller of nature; sometimes identified with Siva
Rudra is a Rigvedic deity, associated with wind or storm, and the hunt. The name has been translated as "the roarer". The theonym Shiva originates as an epithet of Rudra, the adjective shiva being used euphemistically of the god who in the Rigveda also carries the epithet ghora. Usage of the epithet came to exceed the original theonym and by the post-Vedic period, and the name Rudra has been taken as a synonym for the god Shiva and the two names are used interchangeably.
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in the Hindu mythology the old deity of the storm, and father of the Marutz.
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The numerical value of Rudra in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Rudra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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