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Shiva and Labradorite with Sandalwood

Shiva and Labradorite with Sandalwood

Shiva and Labradorite with Sandalwood.

Shiva is considered as one of the major deities in Hinduism. Together with Vishnu and Brahma, Shiva is called the "trimurti" or triad of gods. Shiva is described as both destruction deity and creator deity. Shiva is the most revered god of Indian people, evolved from the Vedic period. The sect of Hinduism, which considers Shiva as the supreme deity is called Shaivism. Goddess Parvati is the consort of Shiva.[2] Shiva is considered as the supreme god and creator of the universe in Shaivism. It is mentioned in Hindu mythology that, origin, destruction and maintenance of the universe is associated with Shiva’s dance. The Shiva concept can be seen in several Buddhist traditions. After being absorbed into Buddhism, Shiva is considered as a saint deity living in a heavenly kingdom. .[3][4] This statue of Shiva, created during the 10th century AD, was found from Vietnam. It is belonging to the Chams kingdom period of Vietnam. The statue measures 40 centimeters in height, 21.9 centimeters in width and 44.5 centimeters. This statue was purchased by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States in 2014.[1] Shiva is wearing an ornate crown and depicted with a smile.

Lore of the Inuit people claims Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition, and psychic abilities.

Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.

Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black, or grayish-white, is composed of aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green.

This crystal was first discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. It is, however, referenced in legends by older Inuit tribes, and was known to be in use by the Red Paint People of Maine for over a thousand years. It became a popular gem in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Rarer varieties of Labradorite include Golden Labradorite, a transparent gold or champagne color, and Spectrolite, an intense variety displaying the entire color spectrum, discovered in Finland in the 1940s.

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