Mahishasurmardini

Image title: Mahishasurmardini

Description of the photo

This bronze sculpture shows an image of Mahishasurmardini, from the 20th century A.D.—This female divinity is a ferocious aspect of Durga as a consort of Shiva. The multi-armed image is holding her usual attributes. Her right hand forces the trident into the body of Mahishasura, the demon (asura) disguised in the form of a buffalo (mahisha).

Mahishasurmardini can also be spelled as Mahishasuramardini, Mahisasurmardini, Mahisasuramardini or Mahiṣāsuramardinī (महिषासुरमर्दिनी).

Gallery information:

The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/25
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 31mm

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Size: 3.73 MB
Resolution: 2527 x 3200
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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