Images depict Ganga flowing out from Lord Shiva's head.
What is the symbolism behind this?
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When Ganga was to decend on Earth it had such a vigorous flow that it could destroy the Earth. So Shiva locked her up in his hair and controlled it's flow to save the Mother Earth. So one symbolism is Anything that is turbulent, uncontrollable, that can be brought under control by the Great Lord , every restless being becomes peaceful ,calm and tranquil under his wings. He is the Lord who can channelise tremendous energy in the right constructive path. 2) The holy Ganges represents purity. So Lord Shiva is the source of all purity that exists on Eearth. He absorbs all the negativety and lets purity flops everything . OM NAMAH SHIVAY ....