Modern Religions
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In Olle of the compartments of the hewn cave temples of Elephanta, near Bombay, there are a great many figures of ancient workmanship, representing Siva ·with his Sakti 01' wife, Parvati, as one being of an hermaphrodite nature. One of these figures is about 16 feet high, having both male and female parts, 01' being half male, half female. The androgynous form of Siva and Parvati, before separation, was called Viraj.