Nature’s Fury With Man – Shiva Gets Washed Away

Are last month’s floods a sign of the Gods wrath?

In this day and age, climate disasters are unfortunately becoming a new normal.

However, I think this event is highly symbolic.

Some say the Goddess Ganga, associated with the Ganges river, has something do to with the way the river has been acting.

It is said that this Goddess is so powerful, that she had to be brought to Earth in Shiva’s hair, and in his hair she sits in this statue.

Now the statue of Shiva has been carried away by the river. Houses and buildings on the river bank have been destroyed. Could it be that Ganga does not want to be tamed? Whether you believe in the spiritual aspects of the story or not, the symbolism is quite uncanny.

Read more of the story here. 

6 responses

  1. Interesting. I am sure it is not the first time Shiva has been “swept away” by the Goddesses Ganga, Parvati and Kali. There is Nothing like the power of water, unstoppable by its very weight and flow. I am sure the monsoon’s power is magnified by the rapid deforestation in Himalayan foothills and rapid glacial melting upstream for sure. I am going to reblog this so thanks MG.

    July 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

  2. Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge.

    July 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

  3. Thanks Blau. I’m not sure if Shiva has been swept away before. I know floods are a common thing around the Ganges. However, the guy in the video said that the river hasn’t been this high in about 100 years.

    July 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

    • Yes i am sure 100 years of deforestation and glacial melt, plus the increased temp of the ocean, will make the monsoon season even wore devastating. Plus the increasing population building closer to the rivers, like rich people here in America building on the shifting sands of the ocean front will bring more human misery and monetary costs.

      July 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

  4. Thanks for writing about this! There is actually a story behind the floods in Uttarakhand, India last month. What I read, it has more to do with the statue of one of Kali’s manifestations, Deva Dhari, being moved from Her place of honour in Her shrine than with the Goddess Ganga. I researched into it and posted about it on my blog. Here is the link!

    July 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    • No problem. Thanks for the info.

      July 15, 2013 at 12:12 am

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