The contrast of His chaturbhujadhari (four-armed) roopa to Her dvibhujadhari (two-armed) roopa. Note the image of pashu (animal) in His left posterior hand, a testament of His being lord (‘nath’) and master (‘pati’) over all of jeeva (Sanskrt for being, synonymous with ‘pashu’). Each of them has one hand seemingly engaged to holding a lotus bloom, Her left and His anterior left. Other than His signature loincloth and the gracious dhoti clad over the length of Her legs, there is not much difference between the adornments of the ruling couple of paraloka.
The wide pedestal is the most striking aspect of this twin composition. Fashioned after the traditional bronze pedestal, it features multiple tiers and engravings of lotus pedestals. While single-deity pedestals tend to have a circular base, this one is quadrilateral for practical purposes. As is the norm with these Southern bronzes, the towering crowns sitting on the heads of the respective deities complement the high pedestals they are poised on.
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