Today is May 1st, a day for honouring labour and the contribution of workers since ages. Greetings to every workman who contribute to make our world and society a better place. Happy International Labour Day 2018.
Lord Shiva, in budhism, typically black in color. Just as all colors are absorbed and dissolved into black, all names and forms are said to melt into those of Mahakala, symbolizing his all-embracing, comprehensive nature. Black can also represent the total absence of color, and again in this case it signifies the nature of Mahakala as ultimate or absolute reality. This principle is known in Sanskrit as "nirguna", beyond all quality and form, and it is typified by both interpretations.