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Standing Mahadeva Indian art is based on gods and goddesses of India The only proof of the existence of the god is the sculptures which have been carved by the people for thousands of the years These sculptures tell us the story of the gods and goddesses The stones are the storytellers which are now found in temples caves monuments and museums The Cleveland museum of art includes a remarkable image of standing Mahadeva It represents Shiva one of the great Hindu deities as Mahadeva one of his manifestations This image is a grey schist murti or sculpture found in Kashmir This sculpture is from the 8th century BCE In the museum icon Mahdeva is standing with his two sons Kartikeya and Ganesha Kartikeya is on the left side of Shiva Kartikeya the elder son of Lord Shiva is also known as Subramaniam and represents a person of perfection He has taken birth to destruct the demon Taraka sur It seemed that the two Shiva and Parvati were constantly making love to the discontent of the other gods Gods were concerned that their offspring might be too powerful Finally they were persuaded to stop but there was much of Shivas seed which had not been used This was burning hot and no one could hold it It was passed from god to god until it finally was tossed into the sacred waters of the Ganges Shiva took the seed and placed it on top of a mountain for ten thousand years in the sight of the rising sun and Kartikeya was born The Krittikas the six stars of the Pleiades took his care from which he got his name In one hand he carries a spear called Shakti which symbolises the destruction of demons With his other hand he always blesses devotees His vehicle is a peacock which is capable of destroying harmful serpents symbolizing harmful ego and bad desires of people He
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