Keywords: Shiva

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Shiva and Parvati, folio from a Rasamanjari

Close to the image are two thin black lines framing the image. Against a red background, on the left, Shiva walk with Parvati past a large tree. On the right, the couple lie down on a tiger skin. Yellow border.


Sadashiva worshipped by Parvati

Wearing a snow-leopard skin draped over his shoulders, Sadashiva sits with the goddess on a mauve-petalled lotus floating against an orange-colored ground. Dominating the composition, his large, ash-white body captures the focus of the viewer’s attention as well as that of the goddess, whose gaze is fervid and alert. The five-headed deity has eight arms …



Standing in the dynamic, diagonal pose known as the hunter’s strance (pratyalidha), Bhairava, a fierce manifestation of the Hindu god Shiva, has three menacing heads and six hands, five of which brandish weapons. Somewhat surprisingly, the sixth hand holds a full-blown lotus stem complete with leaves. Each scowling face has three round bulging eyes, an …