Every one of us is quite familiar with the different avatars of Lord Vishnu, but did any of us ever wonder about the different avatars of Lord Shiva?
Coming closer to the truths of the god, it is said that there are 19 different avatars of Lord Shiva.
Each of the different avatars of Lord Shiva has a specific purpose and is known to serve a precise purpose.
So, here are some of the lesser known avatars of Lord Shiva.
1 – Bhairav Avatar
When Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu had a fight over superiority, Lord Shiva had to take this avatar. Lord Shiva took the form of Bhairava and cut off Lord Brahma’s fifth head. Been guilty of cutting off the head of a Brahmin, Lord Shiva had to carry the skull of Lord Brahma for next twelve years.