|Name ▲▼||Origin ▲▼||Description ▲▼|
|Deity name |
"Ardhanari aka Ardhanarishvara"
|Ammaiappan / Naranari||Is an androgynous deity composed of Shiva and his consort Shakti, representing the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies. Ammaiappan / Naranari|
|God name |
"Ardhanari(svara) (the lord being half woman)"
|Hindu / Puranic||God. The god SI IVA combined with his SAKTI as a single being. His attendant animal is the bull. In iconography the left side of the image is female and the right male. A tutelary deity of eunuchs in India. Attributes: (right side) blue lotus, cup, hatchet, lute, moon disc, pestle, skin, sword and trident; (left side) ax, mirror, noose, pitcher, rosary, sacred rope and trident. May appear as three-headed. Also Ammaiappan (Tamil); Naranari....|