An intoxicated Shiva holding a sitar or tambura in the form of a lingam

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An intoxicated Shiva holding a sitar or tambura in the form of a lingam. Watercolour drawing. Like all Hindu deities, Shiva has many manifestations, he can be benign in one aspect and fierce in another. The lingam is the most sacred object related to the worship of Shiva. It signifies Shiva's power to create and his power to control creativity by transmuting sexual energy into spiritual energy. He is also depicted as a musician. Siva (Hindu deity). Sitar. Musical instruments – India. Alcoholism. Hindu gods. Tambura (Fretted lute). Work ID: ssbs8uu5.

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