Lord Shiva is worshipped by all Hindus throughout the world. He promotes welfare so he is called Shiva. He is called ˜Mahadev, the greatest of all the Gods. He sipped the poison and saved the Gods so he is Mahadev. Bhawani and Shankar are the embodiment of Devotion and faith. The Yogis cannot realize the Brahman seated in their own heart without the blessings of Shiva and Parvati. Lord Shiva is also known as Mrityunjaya. The devotees who worship him get rid of the fear of death. He is the only one who is worshipped by Gods, demons and human beings alike. There are twelve Jyotirlingas, the holy places or worship where people from all over the world go for pilgrimage.