Shiva, Parvati As Ardhanarishara - Print

Artist: Kanchan Jha

The composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati, is depicted as half-male and half-female, split down the middle. Ardhanarishara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of go, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of god. Shiva is shown with the crescent moon on his head and a bull by his side.

About the Mithila Institute: Founded in 2003 in Madhubani, Bihar, the center of the ancient Indian Mithila painting tradition, the Mithila Art Institute focuses on developing the aritstic skills of the next generation of Mithila painters. The Institute focuses on developing the talent of students regardless of their social or economic background and encourages them to explore their own experiences through their paintings.

  • Digital print
  • 14 inches x 11 inches