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Somaskanda


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The name for Śiva presented in a sculptural grouping (notably in some South Indian bronzes) with his consort Umā and, between them, the infant Skanda. He is worshipped in this form in, for example, the Mīṉākṣī-Sundareśvara temple at Madurai, and the Tyāgarāja temple at Tiruvārūr.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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