100+1 SYMBOL: Rudraksha Beads & Flow of Shiva’s Seeds

The Tapasvin practises celibacy, refuses to have se with woman and father children. Thus he destroys his family tree voluntary. No other living creature can do this. Plants are bound by nature to bear fruit and seed. Animals are bound by nature to mate. Humans are the only creatures for whom reproduction is a choice. The male gender of Lakulesh is thus indicative of choice. Shiva strings the seeds of rudraksha around his neck, instead of sowing them under the ground. Thus he prevents germination. Chain of rudraksha beads represents celibacy. (more…)

100+1 SYMBOL: Tirtha

Place where gods dwell as described in the Brihat Samhita:

“The gods always play where the lakes are, where the sun’s rays are warded off by umbrellas of lotus leaf clusters, and where clear water paths are made by swans, whose breasts toss the white lotuses hitcher and thither; where swans, ducks, curlews and paddy birds are heard and animals rest nearby in the shade of Nicula trees on the river banks.”  (more…)

100+1 SYMBOL: Swastika

The ‘swastika’  is potent symbol that has radically different meanings depending upon the mythosphere in which it is viewed. It might suprice you, but the world’s oldest symbol of swastika was found in Mezine, in Ukraine and being dated as early as about 10.000 BC! In Asia, the swastika symbol first appears in the archaeological record around 3.000 BC in the Indus Valley Civilization. (more…)