also known as Mahadev, along with Lord Vishnu and Brahma, makes the divine
triad known as “Trimurti”. Shiva is the presiding deity of Tamo Guna and thus,
is responsible for the destruction of the material world. His eternal consort,
Goddess Parvati, being the energy and internal potency of the Lord, assists Him
in all His activities. The relationship between this couple is above the
material platform which temporary and conditional. Just like heat cannot be
separated from the fire, likewise, Goddess Parvati cannot ever be separated
from her Lord Shiva. She is always engaged in the loving service of the Lord.
that you see here gloriously depicts Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati seated on
the Lord’s mount Nandi, the sacred white bull. Nandi is a loyal devotee of Lord
Shiva who is always ready to serve Him lovingly at any moment. He is adorned
with a beautiful chain of tinkling bells around his neck. The lord is
unprecedently clad in a pitambar (bright yellow) dhoti down to His ankles and
adorned with a flower garland around His neck. In place of a serpent coiled
around His neck, many neckpieces can be seen. His matted hair is gathered up to
make a crown on His head. His Next to Him, the merciful Goddess Parvati is
attired in a bright red saree and ornamented with several jewels. Her body
complexion is light green, just like the fresh leaves emerging in the spring
season. Two denizens from the sky offer a flower garland to this divine couple.
Note the gigantic Kirtimukha aureole behind them that makes up an aesthetic
appearance in the painting.
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