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God protects! | by shankar s.
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God protects!

A straightforward scene showing where a devotee, who is attacked by a demon seeks protection from the phallic Lingam (symbol for the hindu god Shiva). Shiva himself is seen here putting the demon down and saving the devotee. The demon is also probably a depiction of the hindu god of death Yama, if the buffalo in the background is any indication. The god of death is said to always ride a buffalo, so apparently he was in no hurry to get anywhere! So this scene could well be a depiction of the hindu god Shiva saving a devotee from the clutches of death, i.e. from Yama. I'm not particularly religious, but this is what my farmers' almanac tells me. (Pune/ Poona, July 2007)

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Taken in July 2007