Nagaraj (with crown and kalasha)

Image title: Nagaraj (with crown and kalasha)

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows an image of Nagaraj (Nagaraja) from 13th century.—The cult of Naga seems to have been widely prevalent both in the Hindu and the Buddhist pantheon in Nepal. The upper part of this crowned image is shown in anthropomorphic form and lower part is in Naga (serpent) form. This image was discovered from Simraungarh. Nagraj is shown wearing crown, float earrings and neckalace and his left hand is holding a kalasha (sacred vase).

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: 1.85 MB
Resolution: 1186 x 2400
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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