Hindu Stone Sculptures (NMN): photo 43
Photo 43 of 50 in Gallery: Hindu Stone Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Chandra (moon)
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.
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.