100+1 SYMBOL – Hari-Hara

“Shiva is a form of Vishnu and Vishnu a form of Shiva. Shiva dwells in the heart of Vishnu while Vishnu in the heart of Shiva.” (Skanda Upanishad)

Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (‘Hari’) and God Shiva (‘Hara’). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.  (more…)