[Advaita-l] Tripundra and Urdhwa Pundra

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 11:28:08 CST 2016

The Mahabharata describes a 'battle' between Shiva and Narayana.  In the
course of war, Shiva's trishula landed on N's chest and that is the
'Srivatsāka'.  N caught Shiva's throat and that left the bluish mark there,

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 10:19 PM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

>  Namaste
> Someone has made a nice observation. If you see Shaivites with
> Tripundra on the forehead the top line looks like Vishnu sleeping on
> Adi Sesha the two bottom lines. If you see a Iyengar's forehead with
> Urdhwa Pundra it looks like Siva's Trishula.
> Shaivites are wearing Vishnu mark and Vaishnavas are wearing Siva's mark.
> This is proving the Advaitic statement of Siva Vishnu Aikya.
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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