Our old (as in years) statue of Parvati.
She is Shiva’s consort or wife, and daughter of Himavan and Mena.
I know her best as the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya.
She is the goddess of love and devotion, as well as fertility, part of the trinity of Hindu goddesses, along with Lakshmi (prosperity) and Sarasvati (knowledge).
Our Parvati appears to have her left hand in the Abhaya mudra (fear not, in both Hindu and Buddhist iconography) and her right hand is dispensing boons in the Varada mudra.
Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Preppie Pen, De Atramentis Document brown ink,
and Luma, Sennelier, Holbein, QoR and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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