Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ellora (Hindu): Photo 29
Andhakasura-vadha-murti Shiva, or Shiva as Bhairava. This is a violent form of the god, who here destroys evil, which is represented by the elephant demon; at the same time he 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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