“The Hermaphroditic God”.
Ardhanarishvara translates to : The lord(“shvara”) who is half(“ardha”) woman(“nari”). The figure portrays a perfect marriage – with the bodies of husband (Shiva) and wife (Parvati) harmoniously united as one.
Is it any wonder that the nation of India is one of the only to legally recognize three genders – male, female, hijra.
Brass cast with a beautiful hand finish. The posture bent in three parts. With the head leaning to the left, the torso to the right, and the right leg in the straight position. Sometimes standing on a lotus pedestal like this one we have. Made in India.
Dimensions: 4″ x 6.5″ x 13.5″