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Here we also see traces of the complexity of Hinduism: the question has been approached in so many different ways. Purusha’s mind became the Moon, his eyes the Sun, the Sky came from his head, and the Earth came from his feet. The Gods are later than this world's production. He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it, Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not.One account says the universe came into existence as a result of the sacrifice of a primeval being, Purusha, who existed even before time. Then was not non-existent nor existent: there was no realm of air, no sky beyond it. (Rig-Veda 10.129.1-7) It seems quite an extraordinary idea that even the gods, even the Highest Seer in the Highest Sky, could possibly not know it all.It is not until the image is consecrated that its eyes are finally opened with either the touch of a paintbrush or using a golden needle.Popular gods like Shiva and Ganesha have a third eye located in their forehead.
It is a mistake to reduce all early Hinduism to Vedic religion: there were many other non-Vedic religious traditions in early Hinduism which have left no early texts and that can be known to some extent by archaeological evidence.We know very little about Hinduim beyond what can be learned from the Vedas, a collection of hymns and other ritual texts composed in different periods.These texts contain a lot of material including the teachings of the early sages.While the devotee sees the god, so too the god sees the devotee, and the two can make contact through their eyes.
When the images of the gods are made, its eyes are the last part to be completed.
It is fair to mention that even the texts we find in Hinduism that claim some sort of divine inspiration do not declare their view to be better than any other and they all exist together in a tolerant fashion.