- Kuan Yin
- Western Mysticism
- Fair Trade
This beautiful miniature Hindu statue (murti) is of the goddess Parvati, Shiva's consort, also known as 'Daughter of the Mountain'.
Parvati is the beneficent form of the great goddess Devi. In this form, she takes the role as Shiva's consort, and acts as both a loving wife and devoted mother.
“The association between Parvati and Shiva is often seen to represent the perennial tension between the ideals of the ascetic and the householder. Parvati’s aim is to lure Shiva into the world of marriage, sex, and children, to tempt him away from asceticism, yoga, and otherworldly preoccupations. In this role she is cast as a figure who enhances life in the world, who represents the beauty and attraction of worldly, sexual life, and who cherishes the home and the family.”*
* Hemmenway, Priya. 2003. Hindu Gods: The Spirit of the Divine. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
Weight: 0.6 oz.
Materials:Resin ivory substitute
Country of origin:U.S.