Parvati : Indian Idol

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During Chola India Standing Parvati was produced. Standing Parvati is a bronze statue from India. It is from the Chola period in the 10th century. Standing Parvati was used as an idol worshiped by the Hindu people.

The Statue is of a Hindu goddess. She's most commonly known as Parvati but has many names. Uma, Durga, and Kalima are only some of them; with each name she takes several different forms and is reincarnated in them. She is admired by the Hindu worshippers as the "Divine Mother". She is an independent goddess of her own rights. In the Hindu culture, Parvati shows all aspects of the perfect woman. Therefore she is widely praised by Hindu women of the Chola period and still is today. Parvati is the wife of the god Shiva. Shiva is the destroyer that controls balance. She has two children, Ganesha and Skanda. Ganesha is the elephant headed god, he is the god of beginnings and ends.

Skanda is the youthful warrior god.

The statue of Parvati is a bronze figure with a mountain like crown also called karandamukuta. She is standing in a tribhanga fashion with a sway in the hips. She holds one arm up and one arm down in a dramatic fashion. Images of Parvati are usually with Shiva. This suggests that this sculpture may have been placed to the left of an image of Shiva, but was later separated. She is wearing luxurious jewelry and a diaphanous skirt secured with a heavy belt, both of which shows her sensual volumes. The whole idea of this statue shows perfection with realistic details in an abstract form.

This sculpture was made in the 10 century of the Chola period in India. In 985 the Chola dynasty conquered the Pallava dynasty in South India. They took...