- Estimate time of his life is ~65 thousands years ago (not just thousands of years ago!). (confirmed by Sadhguru and other new historical datings)
- 100+ names for Shiva:
- Śruti: “in Sanskrit means “that which is heard” and refers to the body of most authoritative, ancient religious texts comprising the central canon of Vedic-spirituality (and later Hinduism). It includes the four Vedas including its four types of embedded texts—the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the early Upanishads.” (wikipedia, modified)
- To research: What is the relation to the Jain texts?
- “Some of the Upanishads are categorized as “sectarian” since they present their ideas through a particular god or goddess of a specific Hindu tradition such as Vishnu, Shiva, Shakti, or a combination of these such as the Skanda Upanishad. These traditions sought to link their texts as Vedic, by asserting their texts to be an Upanishad, thereby a Śruti. Most of these sectarian Upanishads, for example the Rudrahridaya Upanishad and the Mahanarayana Upanishad, assert that all the Hindu gods and goddesses are the same, all an aspect and manifestation of Brahman, the Vedic concept for metaphysical ultimate reality before and after the creation of the Universe.” - wikipedia