Nagaraj (Nagaraja)

Image title: Nagaraj (Nagaraja)

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows the image of Nagaraj (Nagaraja) from the 13th-century.—The cult of Naga seems to have been widely prevalent both in the Hindu and Buddhist pantheon in Nepal. There is a long standing tradition to worship Naga for rain, water, happiness and prosperity. Ichnographically [Iconographically?], Nagas are generally shown in anthropomorphic form. Here, the crowned Nagaraja is seated on the coils of serpent in lalitasana pose. He wears a crown, flat earrings and necklace.

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 stone sculpture (prastara-murti-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 2.33 MB
Resolution: 1479 x 2400
© Photograph by Gabe Hiemstra.
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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