One of the many faces of Goddess Parvati - The Hindu Goddess of fertility, love and devotion.
Known as the Parvati Mukhalingam , this magnificent sculpture has been casted in solid brass by skilled artisans from the South of India with exquisite engravings on the crown and face.
Parvati is the Hindu goddess of divine strength and power. She is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Hindu goddess Shakti and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakta sect.
Besides being the hindu goddess of divine strength and power, she is also the mother goddess in Hinduism and has many attributes and aspects where each of her aspects is expressed with over 100 names in regional Hindu stories of India. Along with Lakshmi - goddess of wealth and prosperity and Saraswati - goddess of knowledge and learning, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses.
Lingams have been worshipped for thousands of years as a representation of Shiva and Parvati and the art form eventually evolved to include cast metal lingam covers known as "Mukhalingams", as powerful and venerated as the objects they covered and literally translates as 'lingams with a face.
This Mukhalingam of Parvati measures:
Bust: Height 23 cm x width 18.5 cm
Weight: 1250 grams