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  Shiva and Parvati with Ganesha

 

Malaysia

A sculpture of Shiva, with his consort Parvati and her son Ganesha, inside the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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Thailand

In this portrait, both Shiva and Ganesha wear the tri-pundra on their foreheads, the sectarian mark of Shaivism, that consists of three horizontal bars. Both Shiva and Parvati also have a bindi, i.e. a red dot between the eyebrows.

 

  Shiva and Parvati with Ganesha

 

  Shiva and Parvati with Ganesha

 

In these giant sculptures of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha, at the Moonlaniti Mahathep, i.e. the ‘Shiva Foundation’ along Phetkasem Road in the tambon Srisa Thong (ศรีษะทอง), i.e. ‘Golden Head’, in Nakhon Chai Sri District of Nakhon Pathom, they are all holding a trident.

See also EXPLORER'S MAP.