A rare combination of ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbols: the solar disc, related to the deity Vishnu, the trident of Shiva, representing the unity of past, present and future, and the eightfold lotus, alluding to Enlightenment and the Path.

Jayadeva and Geetagovinda postal stamp 2009
The Gita Govinda (Song of Govinda) is a work composed by the 12th-century poet, Jayadeva who was born in Kenduli Sasan near Puri in Orissa. It describes the relationship between Krishna and the gopikas (female cow herders) of Vrindavana , and in particular one gopi named Radha.This work has been of great importance in the development of the bhakti traditions of Hinduism.
(via Heritage of India)

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