Stock Photo: Shiva as Sadashiva or Mahesha, Chola period, (ca. 860–1279), 10th century, Tamil Nadu, India, Granite, H. 58 in., (147.3 cm), Note: The heads refer to his cosmic role as creator and symbolize the four great ages of Hindu mythology, Metropolitan Museum of. Shiva as Sadashiva or Mahesha, Chola period, (ca. 860–1279), 10th century, Tamil Nadu, India, Granite, H. 58 in., (147.3 cm), Note: The heads refer to his cosmic role as creator and symbolize the four great ages of Hindu mythology, Metropolitan