This commanding statue of Lord Shiva stands one foot tall, trident in one hand to ward off your enemies, and with an open palm in his other hand to bless you. If you are ready to let go of your human ego and become aware of your deep, inner spiritual self, Shiva is your go-to deity. This Lord of the Yogis is known as the destroyer of egos. Shiva is one of the three main gods in the Hindu pantheon. Brahma is the Lord of creation while Vishnu overseas preservation of life, and Shiva covers destruction.
Shiva is an ascetic god who chose to live in the Himalayas. You’ll find his home there on Mount Kailash and even today devotees will undertake to make the trek around the base of the mountain. Shiva is well known for meditating at Mt. Kailash’s summit. Yet, in his form of Nataraj he dances with one foot always on the ground so the world will pulse with life. In Shiva’s form of Mahadev he sits in full lotus on a tiger skin; it’s his yogic aspect. While as Ardanariswara, Shiva represents divine union, both yin and yang combined into one deity. Shiva is a most versatile deity and will bring you many hours of insightful contemplation. –
- The Shiva murti is 12” high.
- The statue is made of resin and has a colorful metallic finish.
- Shiva taught the first Natha yogis.
- He is the Hindu deity known to destroy your ego.