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.
India is second to South Africa in having the most people with AIDS. This is partially due to the brothels. As many believe that through sex with a virgin, STD's can be cured. The result of this is widespread gonorrhea and syphilis in the brothels. Other sexually transmitted diseases are tuberculosis, meningitis, scabies, chronic pelvic infections, etc.