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Ardhanarishvara at local festival in Kerala

Ardhanarishvara is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati. Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his traditional attributes.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardhanari

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Taken on April 10, 2012