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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
he third member of the Hindu Trinity, the destroyer of what Vishnu is the preserver and Brahma is the creator, is properly Brahma undoing what he has made with a view to reincarnation.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Çiva'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/i/iva.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.