The Story Of Ardhanarishvara


Other Names For Ardhanarishvara

The name Ardhanarishvara translates as ‘the Lord who is half woman’. Other names include:

  • Ardhanaranari – the half man-woman
  • Ardhanarisha – the Lord who is half woman
  • Ardhanarinateshvara – the Lord of dance who is half-woman
  • Naranari – man-woman
  • Ammiappan – Tamil for mother-father
  • Ardha-gaurishvara – The Lord who is half the fair one (gauri)

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