Finally her three eyes represent the sun, moon, and fire, with which she is able to observe the three modes of time: past, present and future. This attribute is also the origin of the name Kali, which is the feminine form of 'Kala', the Sanskrit term for Time.
Ganesha the elephant God is a child of Shiva the Supreme Being and Parvati his wife. Also called Ganapati Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu Gods. His name means Lord of the Ganas who were dwarf followers of Shiva. Lord Ganesha represents the call to spiritual power he has been prayed to worshipped and adored in one form or another since time began as it is said that time began with his creation. Art by @tiziana_tt #pray #ganesh #ganesha #elephant #god #energy #art #drawing #wisdom…
"Dhumavati –her name means "the smoky one"- is also called "the widow". In traditional India, especially in the higher castes, there was no "more inauspicious form of the feminine. In a culture where status for women is given by the husband, widowhood is the worst thing that can happen to a woman." From "Awakening Shakti" by Sally Kempton
This goddess is called 妙音天女 or 辩才天女 in China，and Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten is the Goddess of everything that flows: Water, Words, Speech, Eloquence, Music and by extension, Knowledge. This photo is from a role in Beijing Opera