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  Shiva (Cham-style)

 

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The Hindu god Shiva portrayed in Cham-style, with an urna on his forehead and a crescent (fig.) on the crown that covers his jata. He is depicted in Chaturbuja-style, i.e. with four arms, and his attributes include a trisula or trident, and a sword. He unites his left hand, that represents his female facet, above his head with his right hand, which symbolizes his male aspects, thus demonstrating his creative power.