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Devi Temple | Pendant

Found by KĀLA

⊹ 1940 ⊹ 

Unique piece in Sterling Silver from Rajasthan - Northern India.
Hindu amulet depicting Devi, mother goddess adored throughout India. Devi is illustrated in a pentagon symbolizing the temple ("mandir").
Devi, the goddess of a thousand and one name is the oldest deity in the Hindu pantheon. Taking many forms, she is the protective mother, the bride, the reincarnation and the faithful one. She is known as the supreme Knowledge, performing with Lord Siva the great cosmic dance of liberation. Maha Devi, the great goddess is the infinite possibility of divinity, the basis of all form, the mother of the Trimurti (Brahmā, Vishnu and Siva). Since the world is nothing but an illusion, Devi, the great mother of all things is the illusion personified. Sometimes as Sakti, sometimes as Kālī, passing through Parvati, Dūrga and more than a dozen other goddesses.
In Hinduism, the temple symbolizes the cosmos. Metaphorically, it is said that man in a temple becomes divinity. On this amulet, the illustration of Devi in the temple represents the achievement of a summit.
The importance given to adornment among the Indian people dates back to 5000 years. Archaeologists have discovered that Indians have been creating jewelry since prehistoric times. The ornaments harmonize beliefs, they evoke a certain form of power, a feeling of social, religious or regional belonging, wealth or simply to beautify the wearer
Size: 2 cm x 3,5 cm
Weight: 3,75 g
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