Friday, September 7, 2018

Ardhnareshwar - A Passionaate Goddess of True Love

Ardhnareshwar or half female and half male is a human representation in Indian mythology prominent figurative speech in Hinduism.  The representation is of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti combined into one to form Ardhnareshwar. This also refers to split half in language of romance as mentioned in the book - A Passionaate Goddess of True Love.  

Moh Lal Rai is of firm belief that her find or her true love Gaurang whom she comes across in Chennai is her split half as Shiva and Shakti were. The personification of male and female unison of two is in realty one human being with aspect of both male and female. Biological we are created as male and female but in truth it is the same biology that governs us all. The differentiation arises for the task of procreation where in minor changes facilitate two figures to give birth to a new human being for propagation of the species.   This androgynous form finds mention in Greek myths as well as in Puranic literature of India. 

Perhaps this places men and women in equal footing in the minds of misogynists those who delve in supremacy of the male form.  

In the romantic novel Poonam Uppal the Indian Author based in India justifies Moh's affiliation with Gaurang on principles base on the Ardhnareshwar concept. This composite form of male and female split down the middle speaks if genetic compatibility and hence further justifies inseparability of split halves as we find in the narration of A Passionaate Gospel of True Love. 

Lord Shiva and Parvati are inseparable and the author describes them as perfect couple. This made of each other couple also relates to a destined relationship and the body and mind is always in search of its other half. The unison in such cases exhibits high degree of compatibility and harmonious existence. That is why it is said the marriages are made in heaven.    

Author Poonam Uppal 
In the romantic novel the book writer Author Poonam Uppal mentions split halves and soul mate concept much prevalent amongst the true lovers. This also delivers an esoteric twist to the romantic interlude between Moh and Guarang. The popular book writer has born and bred in India is a devout Hindu. She is an ardent devotee of Goddess Maa Durga the consort of Shiva. She now lives in USA with her family. 

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