Shiva in his form as the wrathful
Bhairava wields weapons in his multiple arms and glares with
a fanged grimace. A blood sacrifice or alcohol are traditional
offerings used in the worship of this wrathful form of the god
Shiva. The sculpture’s five heads and ten arms, with almost
all attributes still intact, make for a beautiful composition.
The earrings on this sculpture represent Shiva’s iconography:
a snake for the right and a ring for the left.