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    2 questions about meaning of Shiva's picture

    What is the meaning of the Sun behind Shiva's head? (I notice that the moon is in front but the sun is behind)

    Also what is it that is sitting at the top right of the picture of Shiva in the link below?

    Last edited by galileo; 22 May 2018 at 10:03 PM.

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    Re: 2 questions about meaning of Shiva's picture

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    What is the meaning of the Sun behind Shiva's head? (I notice that the moon is in front but the sun is behind)

    Also what is it that is sitting at the top right of the picture of Shiva in the link below?

    Namaste galileo...

    I don't believe that's the sun, but rather Lord Shiva's divine radiance, i.e. "halo". I can't tell from the picture (resolution) what the other item is (top right). Top left is the lingam.
    śivasya hridayam viṣṇur viṣṇoscha hridayam śivaḥ

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    Re: 2 questions about meaning of Shiva's picture

    Namaste galileo


    like Jainarayan I do not think it’s the sun but Shiva’s divine radiance. May be you just thought where the moon is there must be the sun.


    A version of the story of the moon you will read here

    https://www.templepurohit.com/moon-lord-shiva-head/



    Top right could be Amarnath linga. I am not able to upload a picture ... you can google or watch the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhlQndEhMRU


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    Dance with Shiva - live with Shiva - merge with Shiva

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    Re: 2 questions about meaning of Shiva's picture

    Namaste!

    As others have said, this is not the sun. It is halo which signifies divine radiance. You will find it many Deities and holy persons' pictures.

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