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According to some religious book Lord Shiva has Panchamukh (who has five faces). But why not fifteen eyes then?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 10 Sep '09 03:20 pm
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The human depiction of the Divine is symbolic and not literal. The various eyes, faces, arms, etc of Dieties have their own meanings. But since there are rare people who can explain them, we make the mistake of trying to understand the Absolute Power of the universe in human terms. I will give you an example - Vishuddh gyan dehaye, trivedi divya chakshuse. Shreya prapti nimittaye, namah som-ardh dharane. This dhyan of Lord Shiva makes it clear that the Absolute and Pure knowledge is depited in bodily form as Lord Shiva.
Answered by Vikram, 11 Sep '09 11:23 pm

 
  
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This is purely the poets hypothesis of presenting Lord Shiva with Panchamukh to symbolise the PANCHAMAHABHUTA(five elements of energy i.e.- khyti, opp, tejo, marut, byoma).The concept of Lord Shiva's third eye emerged as Lord Shiva is presumed as the TERMINATOR of the Universe if he finds any proliferation of injustice.For this purpose itz redundant to represent this characteristics in all his five faces.
Answered by Pradipta pati, 10 Sep '09 04:05 pm

 
  
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If It is an argument- then only 10 visible eyes and rest are hidden
Answered by SriniVenkat, 10 Sep '09 03:23 pm

 
  
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It represent five Bhukthi, dasa and pancha boodha(water, earth,fire,sky,air)
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Sep '09 03:22 pm

 
  
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On every face there r eyes
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 10 Sep '09 03:21 pm

 
  
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With one face having two eyes the toltal number of eyes cn be 10 only not 15.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 10 Sep '09 03:27 pm

 
  
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I am not competant to answer this question.
Answered by Chinna, 10 Sep '09 03:26 pm

 
  
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Actually speaking,lord shiva has a great eye he can see with only 2 eyes but he needs to think so much and find criminals and punish and so he so 5 heads 5 brains to think in a multi speed.
Answered by bumble bee, 10 Sep '09 03:26 pm

 
  
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