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Ekapada Śiva

Four-armed Śiva as Ekapadamurti Ekapada refers to a one-footed aspect of the Hindu god Shiva. This aspect is primarily found in South India and Orissa, but also occasionally in Rajasthan and Nepal. wikipedia Gouache painting on paper circa.

Hindu Goddess Durga | Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva

Lord Śiva is considered the father of this universe, and material nature is considered the mother. The father and mother are known as Lord Śiva and goddess Durgā.

A diminutive Brahmin approaching Shiva humbly, with his hands in anjali mudra. The god sits majestically in a tall asana, his right leg rests on it, while his left hangs down. In his upper hand the god carries the damaru, in his upper left the mriga, the lower right hand is in the teaching gesture and the left hangs loose. Shiva’s hair is, as usual, gathered in a jata mukuta, he is dressed in a dhoti and angavastra and wears the usual ornaments. Company School, 1820

A diminutive Brahmin approaching Shiva humbly, with his hands in anjali mudra. The god sits majestically in a tall asana, his right leg rests on it, while his left hangs down. In his upper hand the god carries the damaru, in his upper left the mriga, the lower right hand is in the teaching gesture and the left hangs loose. Shiva’s hair is, as usual, gathered in a jata mukuta, he is dressed in a dhoti and angavastra and wears the usual ornaments. Company School, 1820

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There are four main sects within Hinduism: Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism, Smartism, in which six main gods are worshiped

Trichinopoly, India (Probably, made)  Date: ca. 1820 - ca. 1825. The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa in the act of digging out his second eye. From the top of the lingam issues the arm of Shiva.

The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa. (Painting)

hinducosmos: The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa. The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa in the act of digging out his second eye. From the top of the lingam issues the arm of Shiva. 1820 - ca.

Ardhanarishvara, combined form of Parvati (L) and Shiva with their their vehicles the lion and the bull Nandi. ca.1715 India.

Ardhanarishvara, combined form of Parvati (L) and Shiva with their their vehicles the lion and the bull Nandi.

Image from http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0qR924Fn6IM/ToAnRE2rWzI/AAAAAAAAA2s/rVLjaxScuE4/s1600/Shani%2BDev-708258.jpg.

Lord Shanideva: The Son of Lord Surya and Chhaya

God Shiva dressed as a bridegroom vintage 1962 Kalyan (Hindi magazine) Gita Press, Gorakhpur. (via ebay: alphaomegaphilately)

God Shiva dressed as a bridegroom vintage 1962 Kalyan (Hindi magazine) Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

Shiva and Parvati. Album de peintures de divinités et souverains de l'Inde. Date 1831. Bibliothèque nationale de France

Shiva and Parvati. Album de peintures de divinités et souverains de l'Inde. Date 1831. Bibliothèque nationale de France

e^{i*π} + 1 ‏@_InExtremis   Shiva in his form of Dakshinamurthy.

Shiva form Dakshinamurthy, the ultimate yogi & teacher. crescent moon on his head

The Ten Avatars of Vishnu: A Guide

The Ten Avatars of Vishnu: a Guide

"Matsya (Sanskrit: मत्स्य, literally "Fish") is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish, preceding Kurma.

Ardhanarishvaramūrti, a passive form of Śiva and Pārvatī, combined into one being. Company School, Tamil Nadu, 1820.

Ardhanarishvaramūrti, a passive form of Śiva and Pārvatī, combined into one being.

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