Tag: hindu goddess

Daughter of the mountains, wife of Lord Shiva. The indisputable queen of triloka, the three (‘tri’) realms (‘loka’) of existence. Possessed of beauty and potency, vigor and compassion. She is... Read More

Hoysala is the term used for the architecture and the iconography that developed in present-day Karnataka under the patronage of the Hoysala dynasty rulers. Having flourished in the twelfth and... Read More

Hoysala was the name of the ruling dynasty in present-day Karnataka between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. Under the patronage of its architecture-loving rulers, a number of icons and temples... Read More

This brilliant brass statue of a four-armed female divinity with a round face, well-fed cheeks, subdued chin, eyes, three-fourth shut as when absorbed in meditation, well-aligned beautifully modeled nose and... Read More

A superbly detailed wooden sculpture of Devi Durga. She rides to victory on the back of her lion, Her trusty vahana (vehicle), which earns Her the name simhavahini (‘simha’ is... Read More

Saraswati is the goddess of learning, wisdom, music and aesthetics. She is the mother of supreme knowledge whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance; symbolizes creative power of Brahma, the... Read More