The Art of India ➔ Shiva and Durga, One Body, Two Souls
Medium:Vegetable Dye on Paper
Height: 21.75 in
Width: 7.5 in
Gray figure on left in orange cover and yellow figure facing in colorful clothing.
Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity. Shiva is either seen as the Supreme Being in the Shaiva tradition or regarded as one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition. The deity Durga is an embodiment of the creative feminine force. She is the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya and is viewed as the demon-fighting form of Shiva's wife.