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Shiva and Shakti (Ardhanarishvara)

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Ardhanarishvara - it's a form of indian god Shiva, when he unites with his goddess, Parvati (Shakti), and they become one androgynous creature.
I was inspired by already existed images of this gods, so i tried to make mine pretty similar.

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Sesta-Outlaw's avatar
This is so wonderful... Not only you are great at drawing, but also you know indian mitology. A true artist is not only good in the tecnique, but has also a great personal knowledge. You are really inspiring! Thanks! :D 
Ashdei-san's avatar
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
Yes, myths can be very inspiring and more interesting that a lot of modern books :D
Alaxr274's avatar
Reminds me of Garnet from Steven Universe
mistertrece's avatar
Ok this is the meaning of masterpiece in my dictionary :) as a grafitto lover, i always love the colors, and the colors of this one are AMAZING. Alive.
Ashdei-san's avatar
Thank you) I also love bw much more, but *what the hell wrong with this people?* people likes colors :D
mistertrece's avatar
Oh i love b&w too, but some subjects deserve colors... And this one is the perfect example :)
Ashdei-san's avatar
Like whole India :D
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ChippanyTheChipster's avatar
This drawing of Ardhanarishvara reminds me of my sibling OC's my water/ice/darkness OC Cole and my fire/light OC Eleena so much La la la la
Ashdei-san's avatar
^_^ Well they are definitely cute! Thanks for mention it! Giggle 
EloAngui's avatar
So if i write Ardha Nara Ishvari it reads. Goddess half man?? :D!!!! Yes yes?? 

अर्धनारीश्वरी ???

Ashdei-san's avatar
Yes it is ;-) it's one of writings.
The name Ardhanarishvara means "the Lord who is half woman." Or a goddess half man :D (Big Grin) 
You can also see wiki if you curious about them.
LuckySpirit14's avatar
Wow! you did this on a wall? very cool!
Ashdei-san's avatar
Thank you!
Yes I did) That's how it looks on the beginning
LuckySpirit14's avatar
Your welcome! and thanks for the picture on how it looked when you started!! Awesome! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!

:iconnamasteplz: Namaste
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