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Pictures of deities: Siva

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Pictures of deities: Siva
Author(s): Morgan, Kenneth W.
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Hinduism, Popular Gods of, etc: Siva, Parvati, etc
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Description: This picture, designed for use as a decoration in a home, or as an object of reverence and worship, shows Siva in one of his many aspects. Here he is seated like an ascetic in the lotus posture of meditation, sitting on a tiger skin, his body smeared with ashes, snake[s] coiled around his neck and arms. The Siva trident, a symbol of the god, is stuck in the ground beside him. From his head pours the river Ganges, a reminder of the myth that the sacred river first fell from the Himalayas onto the head of Siva.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/196221
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3835

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