Devi: The Great Goddess

Devi (in Sanskrit and in English)
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Dayini
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Parvati and Ganesha. Lent by Mr. and Mrs. John Gilmore Ford.
Lakshmi
Sarasvati
Parvati
Ganga and Vasudhara
Tara and Ambika
Parvati
Parvati is the consort of the god Shiva. She is constantly beside Shiva, watching him as he dances the dance of bliss, admiring him in his deeds of annihilation, joining him in games of dice or playing with their two sons, the elephant headed Ganesha and the warrior Skanda. Shiva and Parvati, whose love is deep and abiding, represent the paradigmatic divine family. Shiva and Parvati are often united in a single form known as Ardhanari (literally half woman) to represent the concept that the divine is both male and female.
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Parvati, Lent by a private collection.
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