Ardhnarishvara is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and His consort Parvati. The name Ardhanarishvara means “the Lord who is a half woman.” Ardhnarishvara has been inspired by Vedic literature’ composite figure of Yana-Yami. Ardhnarishvara symbolizes that the male and female principles are inseparable. The composite forms convey the unity of opposites in the universe. The male half of Ardhanarishvara stands for Purusha and female half is Prakriti. Ardhnarishvara signifies “totality that lies beyond duality.” It conveys that God is both Shiva and Parvati, both male and female, both father and mother, both aloof and active, more fearsome and gentle, both destructive and constructive.
Material: It is Copper having Gold plaited.
Dimension: Around 40 cm Height
Time to make: 2 to 3 months
Weight: 4.483 kg