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Why I love India # 10: Shiva 108 mini lingams and nandis

This is the amazing array of small Shiva Lingams and Nandis surrounding the very old Shiva Temple on the ghats at Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan
Why I love India # 10: Shiva

October 26th 2010
OK before anyone panics - this is NOT a blog about my sudden conversion to Hinduism. If you know me (or have read my profile on Facebook) you would realize that I describe myself as an “Existentialist Buddhist Agnostic” (!) and I will stick to that for now thanks very much! What I am writing about here is how enamored I am with the ‘idea’ of Shiva mythology and iconography in Hinduism ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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