Sun-on-Coin

Sun on Coin

07 Feb 2018  Wed

Sun is one of Vedic god in Hinduism, worshipped particularly in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand. The Sun god is also referred as Surya, Aditya, Bhaskar, Ravi, etc. The four Vedas illustrate numerous hymns describing this celestial body as the source of energy and as the sustainer of all life forms on earth.

The origin of the worship of the Sun in India is several centuries old. The reference to this practice is also found in Puranas. There are several temples which represent the Sun god as their principal deities such as Konark sun temple in Odisha and Modera in Gujarat. Before human species discovered fire, the only source of light was the Sun and Moon. Sun is considered to be a destroyer of darkness and evil and a symbol of virtue and truth.

The sun symbol is found in ancient punch-marked coins, on the coins of Western Kshatraps, Portrait coins of Akbar and others. This coin which was issued by Tukoji Rao II of Indore during the Saka era 1780 represents a sun on the obverse side of the coin

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