Patan Durbar Square - Thomas L. Kelly

Shelter and Sanctuary-New Himalayan Design

One of the four faces on the linga’s shaft shows both Lord Shiva and Uma, his spouse in a joined, androgynous image, a popular motif in Nepal. As the number five is sacred to Shiva, representing the five elements of the cosmos, a fifth face has to imagined at the top facing the zenith and connecting light from above with the darkness below.
Gallery dedicated to Lord Shiva and his family at Patan Museum.
(CLAIRE'S: A stone linga is mounted on a contemporary angular contemporary yoni can be appreciated on eye-level.)
Patan Museum at Patan Durbar Square. Nepal.

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