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Shiva - Mahadev Symbol of inner balance. Lord of creationand destruction, here pictured in his aspect as yogi-ascetic. Lotus-seated upona tiger skin, third eye focused in meditation, he dispassionately oversees thecreation and disintegration of the material universe. From his matted lockssprings the Ganges, symbolic of fertility and purification. His serpentnecklace implies the life force that underlies all being. A Dravidian epochGreen Man, Shiva's worship predates 5000 BCE. The crescent moon in his hairand trisula markings on his forehead signify his horned Minotaur aspect.

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