Statue, Carved Soapstone Lord Shiva (8.5")
Shiva is known by many names and is one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity. He is known as the destroyer and the most powerful Hindu pantheon. Shiva destroys in order to create. Only through destruction of the old can rebirth occur and a new life begins. The snake curled three times around the lords neck represents the cycles of time which symbolizes the past, present, and future. Shiva protects devotee's souls from pain and suffering, lust, greed, and anger. He grants grace and awakens wisdom.