In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms

                                                     SHIVA IS A MIRAGE
According to Hindus their Godhead consists of three personages –Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.
One Hindu source states:
“In the Vedas we do not find any reference to the concept of Trinity. During the Rigvedic period, Vishnu was a minor solar deity, while Shiva was almost unknown. The Rigvedic hymns speak of Rudra, a fierce god of the skies and thunder, father of Maruts, who was invoked mostly as the healer with wondrous medicines. But we are not sure whether he was in any way connected with the Shiva of later times.
….Contrary to the popular opinion, it was probably not the Vedic culture which prevailed during the progress of Indian civilization, but other traditions which absorbed it and assimilated it into their practices acknowledging, either fully or conditionally, the validity of the Vedas, which gradually gave birth to a complex and diverse tradition that we today identify as Hinduism.” (Color added).
http://www.hindu website.com/hinduism/hindutrinity.asp

Apart from there being no reference to the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the Vedas. As noted “Vishnu was a minor solar deity” who is now one of the major Gods of Hinduism.
It would be poor cerebration to entertain that God grows in status. And considering that the Creator (Brahma) of the Universe and its Preserver (Vishnu) would need to be established from the onset of creation.
And while Shiva, the Destroyer, may not be needed until the dissolution of the Universe, his identity would nevertheless have been established so there should not have to be uncertainty if he and Rudra, “a fierce god of the skies and thunder,” are one and the same person.

Equally significant. Hamlyn notes in his Man and his Gods, encyclopedia of the world’s religions, (p.175):
“The Vedas revile worshippers of the phallus, whereas the worship of Shiva in the form of a stone linga1 has long been wide-spread,” and that “For the great majority of peasants the most important deity is not Vishnu or Shiva, but the village goddess (gramadevata), often called Earth Goddess or Mother, significantly always feminine.”
It is doubtful the Vedas would “revile worshippers of the phallus” if such worship was of Divine inspiration; considering that Shiva is part of the Triune Godhead. And that peasants would look to “gramadevata” as the most important deity” if Vishnu and Shiva were, respectively, Preserver and Destroyer,

Cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed; and not to be left to assumptions and/or inventions.
Not only is there NO Trimurti Godhead –Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva– but, admittedly, no one knows who Shiva is.
Thus, as it is assumed that Shiva is in the Veda(s) but as Shiva is not in the Veda(s) it may be said that SHIVA IS A MIRAGE.
1.  Linga is the male phallus/penis, and Yoni is the female vagina.