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Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha Brass Statue
- Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha constitute the holy family of the shaivite tradition. Shiva is is the destroyer and the restorer, Paravati the embodiment of shakti, which is the dynamic element in all creation and Ganesha who embodies the arrangement of all atoms and energies.
- Shiva (Śiva), meaning "The Auspicious One" is one of the Three Central Deities of The Hindu Religion. Shiva is distinct from Vishnu and Brahma, yet One with Them. He is "Anand" ("Who is neither found born nor found dead"). He is the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in contemporary Hinduism, and beloved in the Hindu Trinity as "The Destroyer" or "The Transformer".
- Shiva also has many benevolent and fearsome forms.In benevolent aspects, He is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In His fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of Yoga and the Arts.
- Parvati is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power.
- Parvati is the wife of the Hindu god Shiva and mother of Ganesha.
- In Hindu belief, she is the recreative energy and power of Shiva, and she is the cause of a bond that connects all beings and a means of their spiritual release.
- Ganesha is an elephant-headed Deity rich with lore and legend. The Remover of Obstacles, He is also considered the Deity of wisdom and intellect, as well as the God of beginnings and new journeys. Ganesha is associated with the root chakra at the base of the spine, from which the spiritual energy Kundalini originates, Ganesha may also be entreated to aid in Removing Obstacles to spiritual enlightenment.
- Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha Brass Statue
- Approx. 1" tall
- Origin: Thailand