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The marriage of Shiva & Parvati, Caves of Elephanta

The marriage of Shiva & Parvati, Caves of Elephanta

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Photo 254/3(25)

Item number: 254325

Genre: Photograph

A photograph of a cave panel showing the marriage of Shiva and Parvati at Elephanta from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855. This large panel, situated on the south wall at the western end of the shrine of the Shiva Temple of Elephanta (6th Century), represents the Marriage of Shiva and Parvati, in the presence of Brahma and various celestial beings. Shiva and his consort are slightly turned towards each others with an inward-looking expression suggesting a feeling of intimacy. The god was originally holding the hand of his consort.

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