GOWRISHANKARAM

  • Gowrishankaram

    Gowrishankaram is a necklace of rudraksha beads with a gold repousse pendant with an amulet box suspended below, worn only by men of the Chettiar community and by Shaivaites priests. The central unit depicts Shiva and Parvati on the bull Nandi, flanked by Ganesh and Kartikeya, the box is a container for the twin-bead rudraksha. Kartikeya riding the peacock is depicted on the claps.

    Tamil Nadu, India.
    Early XX Century.