Lord Śiva as Sadāśiva Embodying the fierce, benign and regal aspects of Lord Śiva. Lord Śiva as Sadāśiva – the ever auspicious One, is the perfected Yogī, the benign nourisher as the fierce destroyer. The three faces depicting his nurturing feminine.
Though rarely represented in Kashmiri art, Kama, the god of love, is here identified by a wondrous mythical creature (makara), who spews arrows from its jaws. The bow and arrow and a pair of lovebirds are Kamadeva’s principal identifiers
Meenakshi Kalyanam - Marriage of Shiva and Parvati, Chola bronze,11th century, Rajaraja Museum, Thanjavur Shiva and Parvati join hands, accompanied by Vishnu (right) and Lakshmi (left). Although Vishnu is not on the same platform as the other figures, the group belongs together (Huntington, pp.533-534). The rearing antelope in Shiva's left upper hand is a typical attribute in the South.