RELIEF OF SHIVA AND PARVATI UMA-MAHESHVARA
The slender stela is shaped like a rounded top. At its center, there is a deeply molded relief depicting the four-armed Shiva. He is seated in the lalitasana pose on a low double lotus. In his side hands, he holds the trident and the skull bowl. His drooping leg rests on the bull Nandi, and his left arm drapes around his spouse Uma. Uma sits on his thigh, holding a lotus flower in her hand and resting her drooping leg on a lion. The prabha is adorned with two celestial beings known as vidyadhara.
Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen