An epithet of animals and the most industrious God figure, Pashupatinath or most popularly Lord Shiva heeds the piteous cries of the needy. This lord of animals and the masculine counterpart of Shakti stands in a distinct posture on a naturally carved double lotus pedestal with the Left leg slightly bent and body curvature in an elegant tilt supported by stick straight right leg. This shiny color combination of brown and mild green enables a creamy awe-struck view to the eyes.
He is the father of all with the typical iconography of four hands where the frontal pair is placed in an elegant stylized mudra and the rear pair carries a battle axe and an antelope respectively. His worthiness and unpredictability allows him as the one who leads the flock to create an example and not act pricey when approached.
The famous Pashupatinath temple built on his name is one of the oldest revered temples in Kathmandu and gained great fame in Nepal as Pashupati, the Lord of all pashus, living or non-living. This deity is the controller of religion, art and culture together; ornamented graciously in a short loin dhoti wrapped as a fitted garment adoring his beauteous body; the long supremely carved crown reminds us of the great south Indian temple structures.
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