Shiva’s Wrath

It is said that Shiva opens his third eye to burn Desire (Kāma) to ashes. However, this third eye also stands for enlighten and knowledge. That is the reason Indians apply Tilak on their forehead between their eyes, as a symbol of that realization. The statue of Shiva features the River Ganga (the Ganges) in his jatas (matted hair), who flows from his head making him immortal, along with a crescent moon indicating a perfectly controlled mind. The idol also has a serpent twined around his that stands for wisdom and eternity.

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks Cobbies69 🙂

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  1. Thank you for teaching us about Tilak and Shiva.

    ~Anne

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Just sharing my two cents dear!

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  2. aRVee says:

    Wow, this is very interesting. I have often wondered why they do that, what’s the purpose and now I know it symbolizes enlightenment and knowledge… I learnt something new today… Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Aww how sweet for stopping by to post the lovely comment! I’m glad you liked what you saw and read aRVee! 🙂

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      1. aRVee says:

        I did and am thankful because that question has been running through my mind, I mean I can always google it but am glad you mentioned it here, so now I know. At least when somebody would ask, I know how to answer… Thanks 🙂

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      2. Kamakshi says:

        Thanks for stopping by again aRVee 🙂

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  3. misspinkles says:

    great photo and explanation

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks misspinkles 🙂

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  4. Touch2Touch says:

    I’ve always heard about the third eye —
    but don’t think I’ve ever seen any actual images of it, so thank you for this!

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Glad I could share something that was worth your time!

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