Shiva

kr 475,-

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SHIVA figur laget i messing (India). Høyde 17 cm, vekt 1 kilo.

Shiva er motsetningenes Gud i Hindureligionen, og er derfor Gud for en del ting. Han er frelser, ødelegger ulykkesbringer, asket, familiefar, Yoganes Herre og dansens Gud. Han er også både mann og kvinne. Shiva er den som ødelegger alt ondt, som forstyrrer skaperverkets orden, og som legger grunnlaget for at et nytt univers kan bli skapt. I ”treenigheten” regnes Shiva som ødeleggeren av universet. Malerier og bilder av Shiva, verdensødelegger fremstiller han ofte som dansende. Når Shiva danser tramper han på uvitenhetens dverg. Shivas hustru heter Parvati.

Shiva fremstilles hovedsakelig på fem måter:

Yoganes store læremester

  • Familiefar sammen med sin kone Parawathi
  • Dansens herre
  • Linga som framstilling av det kvinnelige kjønnsorgan.
  • Shiva som halvt mann og halvt kvinne.

    "Lord Shiva : Shiva is the third deity of the Hindu triad of great gods, the others being Brahma and Vishnu. Shiva is often referred to as the Destroyer, but it might be better to think of him as the God of Transformation, since he is often associated with creation that comes out of destruction.

    But Shiva has different aspects that appear at different times. He is often depicted as the destroyer, and will appear as a naked ascetic accompanied by demons, encircled with serpents and necklaces of skulls. Sometimes Shiva wanders into crematoriums, smears his body with ash and dances in the light of the funeral pyres, reminding all about the transitory nature of material things.

    Sometimes the creative force of Shiva is depicted, and in particular Shiva is represented by a phallus, known as the linga. Other times Shiva is seen as the god of meditation and asceticism. He will be depicted sitting cross-legged with his eyes half-closed.

    Another common form is that of Shiva Nataraja. This is Shiva engaged in a cosmic dance. It is believed that the energy from this dance sustains the cosmos, and when Shiva is finished with this dance, this universe will end and a new one will begin.

    Snakes are often associated with Shiva, since they are able to regenerate their skins by discarding their old ones. Likewise, in southern India, deer are associated with Shiva because their antlers re-grow after falling out. Shiva is also associated with the rainy season, as the monsoon rains transform the ground from dessert into vertile valley.

    Shiva is often depicted carrying a trident, and the three tips of this weapon represent the creation, protection (or sustaining), and destruction of the universe. He might be carrying an ax, which is to symbolize the severing of ties to the material world."


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