Ardhanarishvara, the God who is both Man & Woman

Vikriti evam Prakriti‘ – The unnatural is indeed natural – The Rig Veda

Ancient Indians did not shy away from the gender fluidity seen in nature.

The idea of Ardhanari – the androgynous god – is also a reflection of their non-binary view of this world.

Click to know more about how the idea of Ardhanari was born, and how its symbolism has evolved with time.

2 thoughts on “Ardhanarishvara, the God who is both Man & Woman

  1. Charan Kruthik October 12, 2020 / 7:02 am

    Beautiful work! Thank you for the knowledge! I also visited your youtube channel! It’s wonderful 🥰

    Please share books to read to understand Hindu mythology/history

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    • kulturekatha October 26, 2020 / 7:51 am

      Thanks Charan Kruthik! Hindu mythology is a vast subject. You could start with William Wilkins book on Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic. It’s available on for free.


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