Saturday, February 27, 2016

'Statue of Goddess Durga as Mahishasuramardini, ca. 12th century C.E.' - photo by K.J.S.Chatrath





Statue of Goddess Durga as Mahishasuramardini, ca. 12th century C.E., made of chlorite and discovered in Manbhum district of West Bengal, India. It is on display in the National Museum, Kolkata, India.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

'Lord Ganesha' - by K.J.S.Chatrath




Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu Pantheon. He is the son of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati. He is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and God of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. He is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.

The above statue of Lord Ganesha was discovered in Pinjore in Haryana and dates back to 19th century A.D. It is on display in the Government Museum, Chandigarh, India.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

'Statue of Lord Vishnu, circa 10th century A.D'.......Photo by K.J.S.Chatrath

The three major gods of Hinduism are Lord Brahma (the creator), Lord Vishnu (the sustainer) and Lord Shiva or Mahesh (the destroyer)

This statue of Lord Vishnu, circa 10th century A.D., found in Kukdeshwar, Mandsaur, in Madhya Pradesh, India, is on display at the Central Museum, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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