Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ellora (Hindu): Photo 29
Andhakasura-vadha-murti Shiva, or Shiva as Bhairava, destroyer of evil, represented by the elephant demon. Shiva at the same time caresses Parvati. His ten hands show his power; with one, he uses an elephant skin to destroy the demon by depriving him of the sun's rays.
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