Maheshvara ［摩醯首羅天］ (; Makeishura-ten): A god said to reign over the major world system. An incorporation of the major Hindu god Shiva into Buddhism. Shiva (Auspicious One) is one of the main deities of Hinduism, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities. He is both the destroyer and the restorer of the world. The Sanskrit name Maheshvara was rendered in China as “God of Great Freedom.” He is usually depicted as having three eyes and eight arms and riding a white ox.