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Somaskanda

Somaskanda - symbolic of fertility. Shiva + Uma is thus a manifestation of Shiva featuring Shiva, Uma and Skanda; Shiva in a seated posture, with Parvati to his left and with Skanda his son, seated in between the two. http://www.indiantemples.com/Tamilnadu/Tiruvarur/somaskanda.html Shiva, Uma and Skanda Legend has it that Vishnu desirous of progeny worshipped Shiva at Tiruvarur and that Shiva blessed him with a male child Kaama. Kaama burnt
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