20" The Beauty Of Ardhanarishvara In Brass | Handmade | Made In India
Natural Brass
Natural Brass
Brown Chola
Brown Chola

20" The Beauty Of Ardhanarishvara In Brass | Handmade | Made In India

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The Ardhanarishvara image is unique to ancient Indian culture. In Sanskrt, ‘ardha’ means half; and ‘nari’, woman. The deity Ardhanarishvara is the half-woman roopa of Ishvara (the Indian concept of god). Usually portrayed as the fusion of Devi Parvati with Her Lord Shiva, it is a powerful image of the indispensability of either purusha (the energy/masculine principle) or prakrti (the matter/feminine principle). The Ardharishvara is a composite deity and a self-sufficient unit.

The brass Ardhanarishvara that you see on this page comes with a stoney, etched-in finish. The colour is a deep, polished brown, punctuated with the pale etchings of the garments, the shringar, and the crown. The arms of the deity make as if strumming on a musical instrument. Note how the Lord Shiva is chaturbhujadhari, while the Devi Parvati is dvibhujadhari. In sharp contrast to each other are His flaying jata and Her gathered locks; His broad, muscular torso and Her soft, curvaceous one; His ascetic’s loincloth and Her silken dhoti covering the entirety of Her long legs.

The crown on Ardhanrishvara’s head is a tall, slender, looming one, done up with dense engravings. Adding balance to the composition is the high, narrow pedestal with multiple tiers, alternately engraved with lotus petals.

Natural Brass
Natural Brass
Brown Chola
Brown Chola
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Item Code: ZEN305
Specifications:
Brass Statue
20.80 inch Height x 7.50 inch Width x 6.20 inch Depth
8 kg
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