In his journal, Indiana Jones noted that according to the legend of Sankara, the diamonds in the stones would glow when the stones are placed in proximity to each other - similar to legend of the fiery pillar from which Shiva emerged.
Behind the scenes
The legendary figure of Sankara might be a reference to Adi Shankara, a Hindu philosopher who helped usher in a major revival in Hinduism in the 8th century. Legends about Adi Shankara include an encounter with Shiva.
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Mentioned only)