Shiva , regarded by Hindus as one of the primary forms of God, is often depicted with a crescent moon on his head, according to mythology, when demons & deities churned the Sea of Milk, fourteen jewels surfaced, one of which was a poison which neither the deities nor the demons would accept. As poisonous fumes threatened to devastate the world, Shiva drank the poison, so deadly his throat turned blue. To relieve the burning sensation of the poison, he was given the moon which, had come out from the sacred river Ganga, to cool him down. Waxings and wanings of the moon symbolize the cycle through which creation evolves.
An antique 20K-22K Indian plaque amulet featuring a Shiva . On ombre-hued onion-cut hessonite garnet & 18K gold. Pendant drop 1".
- One of a kind
- Length: 18″
- 18K yellow gold, 20-22K yellow gold
- Collection: Ancient Splendor
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