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CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THE AN­CIENT SYM­BOLS EM­BED­DED IN THE BRUNCH MASTHEAD MEAN?

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EYE­ING THE FU­TURE

“This is an adap­ta­tion of an In­dus Val­ley script sym­bol, which I in­ter­pret to mean the third eye.”

KNOWN AND UN­KNOWN

“This In­dus Val­ley script sym­bol can be in­ter­preted as a store­house of knowl­edge or a knowl­edge­able per­son.”

GODS OF WA­TER

“Lord Vishnu’s first avatar was Lord Mat­sya (fish). The fish, there­fore, rep­re­sents a Vishnu fol­lower and with a crown, it rep­re­sents Lord Vishnu him­self.”

GROUNDED RE­LA­TIONS

“This sym­bol is from one of the old­est de­ci­phered In­dian scripts, the Brahmi script. It is read as Bhu, which means mother earth.”

CIR­CLE OF LIFE

“A cir­cle has nei­ther a be­gin­ning nor an end and sym­bol­ises God. Two cir­cles to­gether mean the God of Gods or the Ma­hadev.”

SONS OF THE SUN

“This sym­bol rep­re­sents the Sun, or more specif­i­cally, a Surya­van­shi or the de­scen­dants/clan of the Sun God.”

AXES UP

“This sym­bol rep­re­sents the Axe. It is used to spell out Lord Parshu Ram’s name. Parshu lit­er­ally means Axe.”

FIGHT­ING THE BIG FIGHT

“This is an In­dus Val­ley script sym­bol, which I in­ter­pret as an in­stru­ment of war or a war­rior.”

THE DI­VINE IN­TER­VEN­TION

“Om/ Au­mis the cos­mic sound, the essence of ev­ery­thing that ex­ists, or more sim­ply the Di­vine. In the Indic way, it is be­lieved that the Di­vine ex­ists in all of us.”

* The In­dus Val­ley Script is an un­de­ci­phered script. Amish’s ex­pla­na­tions are based on his own in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the script.

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