Image title: Chatracandesvara

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows an image of Chatracandesvara.—According to the legends found in the early texts, Chhatrachandesvara or the Lakulisha is considered as the 28th manifestation of Lord Shiva that comes within the Pashupata sect of Shaivism. This standing image with ithyphallic (urdvaretas) posture was made during the medieval period. Two of the four hands have varada posture where as the two other are holding kalasha (a holy vase) and trishula (a trident).

Chatracandesvara can also be spelled as Chatracandesvar, Chatracandesvara, Chhatrachandesvara, Chatracaṇḍeśvara (छत्रचण्डेश्वर), Chhatra-chandesvara, Chatra-candesvara or Caṇḍeśvara (चण्डेश्वर).

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: 1/40
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 1.86 MB
Resolution: 1344 x 2400
© Photograph by Gabe Hiemstra.
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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