Sacred Luminosity: Featured Art

Shiva Kavaca

Medium: Wood, Marble, Brass, Steel, Rubber
Dimensions: 15” x 27” x 13”
Price: $3,600

While Shiva needs no protection he wears kavaca as a kind of armor and mail so that we might enjoy the splendor of his graceful dance, self-cultivated dignity, and peerless authority. He is, after all, the Auspicious One and with these “coverings,” as the kavaca are called, Shiva conceals and reveals, allows the recondite and the explicit to cohabit the same world, and presents to us an exquisite opportunity to confront ourselves if we accept the invitation to go further and deeper than we have ever gone before.