Ardhanarishvara is an iconic and stupendous figure of the Hindu God Lord Shiva that represents the union with his other half Goddess Parvati (aka Shakti, Adi Shakti, etc.).
The form is both male and female (you can colloquially call it “Half Shiva, Half Parvati).
Typically, the right half represents his male aspect and the left half represents his female aspect.
This signifies the inalienable divine union of male and female…[Read more…] about Ardhanarishvara: An Untold Story from the Shiva Purana