вторник, 12 март 2013 г.

Shiva and Parvati

Metal panel depicting Indian gods Shiva and Parvati.

Shiva is one of the three supreme gods in Hindu mythology. He is "Mahaguru" (Great teacher, teacher of teachers), called a god of the Moon в the Kailas mountain. Shiva is worshiped not only as a god-destroyer, but as a creator.

Parvati is a Hindu goddess. She was the second wife of Shiva and mother of the god and goddess Ganesha and Skanda. Parvati is known as Gauri. She is also regarded as a daughter of Himavan. Parvati, when depicted alongside Shiva, generally appears with two arms, but when she is alone, she is depicted having four or eight arms, and astride a tiger or lion. Generally considered a benevolent goddess.

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