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The cover illustration depicts the Lord Shiva, the third god of the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti), represented by Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer of the universe, respectively. Some contend that the word “destroyer” is used in error as dissolution for creation, as autumn is to spring, is an essential part of the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and re-creation.
The image of Shiva, as portrayed among Hindus, contains common symbols representative of his superiority. One of these …