Chandra (moon)

Image title: Chandra (moon)

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows an image of Chandra (the moon) from the 16th century A.D.—Like sun-worship, the worship of moon or Chandra (Candra) was also popular in Nepal during Malla period. This rare image of Chandra in display here is seated on a chariot drawn by seven flying geese with a human figure as the charioteer.

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/3.5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 2.74 MB
Resolution: 1850 x 2400
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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