Ardhanarisvar at Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Ardhanārīśvara sculpture found at Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram - is a manifestation of Śiva where he is part Nara and part Nari holding a tribhanga posture. Śiva is usually represented on the right with jaṭāmakuṭa and Pārvatī on the left. How to reach Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram?
As per Śiva Purana initially Brahma created only Prajapatis or male beings and directed them to regenerate, which they were unable to do. Perplexed Brahma reaches to Śiva for advise and to enlighten Brahma Śiva appears before him as Ardhanārīśvara.