Sadashiva - Five Headed Shiva
- Subject: Hindu Deity Miniature Painting
- Paint Material:Opaque Watercolors
- Base Material: Cotton (unframed)
- Size: 9 in. wide and 12 in. tall (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Brighten your day with this rare painting of the five headed Shiva, Sadashiva – also called Sadesha or the ever lasting lord!
SADASHIVA is the philosophical aspect of Shiva.
Five is a sacred number for Shiva. Shiva’s body is said to consist of five mantras, called the pañcabrahmans. These are represented as the five faces of Shiva and are associated with the five elements (tattvas) that make up the universe, the five senses, the five organs of perception, and the five organs of action.
The Five Mantras (Pañcabrahmans):
Ishana faces northeast and embodies the ethereal form of Shiva and transcendental knowledge. Deity (deified face) and element: Sadashiva / space or ether
Tatpurusa faces the east and represents the deluded purusha or ego aspect of Shiva. Deity (deified face) and element: Mahadeva / earth
Aghora faces south and represents the destructive and regenerative aspect of Shiva, that like fire, first devours life and then prepares the ground for its renewal. Deity (deified face) and element: Bhairava / fire
Vamadeva faces north and represents the healing aspect of Shiva. It is the female manifestation of Siva – peaceful, graceful and poetic. Deity (deified face) and element: Uma / water
Sadyojata faces west and represents the creative power of Shiva. Deity (deified face) and element: Nandi / air
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