Mahishasura Mardini

Image title: Mahishasura Mardini

Description of the photo

This bronze sculpture shows an image of Mahishasura Mardini, from the 20th century A.D.—This image of Durga is showing the very ferocious female aspect as a consort of Shiva. In such images Durga is shown killing Mahisha-Asura, the demon chief. This form of Durga is worshiped during the Dasai festival in Nepal. This image is shown standing on the double lotus base with her right hand nabbing the trident into the body of the demon leader.

Mahishasura Mardini can also be spelled as Mahisasura, or MahishasuramardiniMahisasuramardini, Mahiṣa, Mahiṣāsura, Mardinī 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: 1/20
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 4.12 MB
Resolution: 2000 x 3368
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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