Lord Shiva is the ultimate divine principle in Hinduism. He is Lord of all gods and is without beginning or end. He is typically shown in linga form which is a combination of male phallus and female yoni. His devotees are called Shaivites. He is ever in meditation and holds a trident, axe, deer and kalasam (water vessel). His body is smeared with sacred ash (vibhuthi) and rudraksha beads. He is also known as Rudra the destroyer who destroys so the cycle of creation, maintanance and destruction run eternally. He is easily pleased and showers his blessing on his sincere devotees with the best in life and also the giver of moksha.
Thanno Rudra Prachodayath