In Christianity a dove symbolizes peace.

Does it have a similar meaning in Hinduism if any meaning at all?

  • I don't think Dove symbolism of peace is specific to Christianity. It is a universal symbol of peace. Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 4:56
  • @Sarvabhouma well what verses talk about then? Maybe I should edit the question.
    – William
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 15:04
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    As per few Puranas (Vayu Purana, Linga Purana and Markandeya Purana), if a dove alights on one's head, that is a reason for sorrow. That means that person may die within few months if the effect is not minimized - hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/23260/12304 .. So Dove symbolize peace..I mean Rest in Peace... :P
    – YDS
    Commented Jan 20, 2018 at 19:11
  • @YDS you are welcome to post that as an answer on a side note I don't see that cited in your page anywhere.
    – William
    Commented Jan 21, 2018 at 0:39
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    Actually it's cited in the linked question..u can also check it here as well archive.org/stream/VayuPurana.Vol.1/… and kamakoti.org/kamakoti/lingapurana/bookview.php?chapnum=16
    – YDS
    Commented Jan 21, 2018 at 5:47

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Answering only this part of your question

Does a dove have any meaning at all in Hinduism?

As per of Vayu Purana - CHAPTER NINETEEN : Evil Omen Foreboding Death

[Vayu said:]

  1. If a crow, a dove, a vulture or any other bird of prey settles on his head, he does not survive six months.

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