Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 751

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 751

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Hindu > Goddess > Ardhanarishvara (Shiva - Shakti)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva - Shakti)

Ardhanarishvara (Shiva - Shakti)

Ardhanarishvara (Shiva - Shakti)

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Brass Sculpture

14.5 inch Height x 6.5 inch Width x 4.5 inch Depth
2.8 Kg
Item Code:
RQ98
Price:
$155.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva - Shakti)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4747 times since 2nd May, 2019
This Brass cast sculpture apparently represents Lord Shiva's Ardhanarishvara form but it inherently manifests the cosmic principle that considers male to be partially female, a thing, which till 20th century was just a belief, is now a well established scientific truth. The Rigveda is the earliest authority on record to have visualised long back "what you describe to me as Male are in reality also Female. He who has the penetrating eyes of the mind discerns this truth". It is this Rigvedic vision of existence, which Shiva in his phenomenal transformation as Ardhanarishvara manifests.

Shiva's Ardhanarishvara manifestation is neither a riddle nor a 'pashu-kunjara' (see below) type quaint artistic experiment. It rather conceptualises a deep principle of cosmology, which considers existence as essentially composed of two sets of diverse elements. In Indian thought it is only Shiva who as Sadashiva or Adipurusha blends this diversity into his form and as Ardhanarishvara manifests it. A born one is a male or a female, the Adipurusha Shiva, the Sadashiva, the ever present Unborn, is the 'total', all that is masculine and all that is feminine, and it is this perception of existence which the Ardhanarishvara vision of Shiva manifests. West also perceived this inseparability of male and female elements, but could not see it blend into a single form. An inseparable unity, which they see manifest in the forms of Cupid and Psyche, is the unity of the two in two forms. In Ardhanarishvara this unity is in one form.

This metal-cast reminds one of great Chola bronzes of South India. Sculptural perfection marks this masterpiece. Sharpness of features and minuteness of details, especially in casting hairdressing, ornaments and garments, is simply unparalleled. The right half of the figure is packed with factors of male physiognomy and most of Shaivite attributes and the left half with those of a woman and the attributes of Shiva's spouse Parvati. The right side has two arms - the two of Shiva's four, and the left just one, obviously one of Parvati's two arms. Upto thigh level figure's right leg is without cloth but the left representing part of Parvati's figure is elegantly covered with decently plated saree. The job of the artist-caster must have been quite challenging. On one hand he was required to discover out of the most conflicting and diverse elements - the masculine and feminine, the unity of his figure's form and on the other with as much distinction, precision, and minuteness he had to create his contrasts, and in both he has so well excelled.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.


Free Shipping. Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Ardhanarishvara (Shiva - Shakti) (Hindu | Sculptures)

Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)
Brass Statue
11.6 inch Height x 5 inch Width X 4.5 inch Depth
2.7 kg
Item Code: ZCG51
$155.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarishvara
ArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvara
Brass Statue
14.5 inch Height x 6 inch Width x 4.5 inch Depth
2.7 kg
Item Code: ZDL72
$195.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Twin-hued Ardhanarishvara
Twin-hued ArdhanarishvaraTwin-hued ArdhanarishvaraTwin-hued Ardhanarishvara
Brass Statue
10" X 6.5" X 5.5"
3.99 kg
Item Code: ZDQ45
$245.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarishvara
ArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvara
Brass Statue
9.7 inch Height x 5.7 inch Width x 2.7 inch Depth
4 kg
Item Code: ZDN26
$195.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Parvati)
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Parvati)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Parvati)Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Parvati)
Brass Statue
13.2 inch Height x 5.5 inch Width x 3.5 inch Depth
5 kg
Item Code: ZBA15
$225.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dancing Ardhanarishvara: Half-Copper, Half-Bronze
Bronze and Copper Statue from Swamimalai
11.7 inch Height x 6.7 inch Width x 4.2 inch Depth
3.5 kg
Item Code: ZX11
$795.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarishvara
ArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvaraArdhanarishvara
Deal 20% Off
Brass Statue
8.5 inch Height x 3.6 inch Width x 3 inch Depth
1 kg
Item Code: ZDN27
$95.00$76.00
You save: $19.00 (20%)
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti) Large Size
Brass Statue
35 inch Height x 16 inch Width x 12.5 inch Depth
23 kg
Item Code: RN96
$1045.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarisvara (Ardhanarishvara) in Art and Literature
by Neeta Yadav
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD160
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhanarishvara the androgyne (Probing the Gender within)
by Dr. Alka Pande
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD942
$85.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Androgyny and Female Impersonation in India - Nari Bhav
Item Code: NAJ147
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kurma Purana (Sanskrit Text With English Translation)
by Shanti Lal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF482
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nataraja in Art, Thought And Literature
Item Code: NAB041
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Parvatidarpana
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAB024
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Siva Purana  (Three Volumes)
by Shanti Lal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2019)
Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDI743
$155.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Siva Darsan
Item Code: NAC755
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
This is to inform you that the shipment of my order has arrived in perfect condition. The actual shipment took only less than two weeks, which is quite good seen the circumstances. I waited with my response until now since the Buddha statue was a present that I handed over just recently. The Medicine Buddha was meant for a lady who is active in the healing business and the statue was just the right thing for her. I downloaded the respective mantras and chants so that she can work with the benefits of the spiritual meanings of the statue and the mantras. She is really delighted and immediately fell in love with the beautiful statue. I am most grateful to you for having provided this wonderful work of art. We both have a strong relationship with Buddhism and know to appreciate the valuable spiritual power of this way of thinking. So thank you very much again and I am sure that I will come back again.
Bernd, Spain
You have the best selection of Hindu religous art and books and excellent service.i AM THANKFUL FOR BOTH.
Michael, USA
I am very happy with your service, and have now added a web page recommending you for those interested in Vedic astrology books: https://www.learnastrologyfree.com/vedicbooks.htm Many blessings to you.
Hank, USA
As usual I love your merchandise!!!
Anthea, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India