Asian Spitz Dogs
Primitive Asian Dogs
Primitive Asian Dog Art
drawing from the ancient rock shelters at Bhimbetka, Central India. In his detailed study 'Prehistoric Rock Paintings of Bhimbetka', Dr Yashodhar Mathpal lists 41 drawings of dogs in these shelters. According to his chronology 14 of these drawings are from the Mesolithic/prehistoric period; 8 from the transitional phase between prehistoric and historic periods; and 19 from the historic period.
Bhairava Bhairava (Sanskrit: भैरव, ("Terrible" or "Frightful", is the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with annihilation. He is one of the most important deities in Nepal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand, who originated in Hindu mythology and is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains alike. He has a dog (Shvan) as his divine vahana (vehicle).