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Why does Lord Shiva live in Graveyards and Roam with Ghosts and Hobgoblins?


Every Vaishnava has the quality of compassion towards the fallen souls and Lord Shiva, being the topmost Vaishnava has compassion on the most fallen souls like ghosts, spirits, hob­goblins, who due to their enormous past sins could not achieve a human body. Shiva puts on the garb of a mendicant - tiger skin draped around his body, ashes smeared all over his body, ser­pents around his neck and goes to the graveyard to befriend the ghosts and spirits. By his own association, he elevates them to achieve a human body. This shows the unlimited compassion of Lord Shiva as the greatest devotee of Vishnu.