Sculptures in temples in Kumbakonam: photo 418
Photo 418 of 640 in Gallery: Sculptures in temples in Kumbakonam
Image title: Figure 407. Sculpture of Jambavan
This is a sculpture of Jambavan the bear. Next to him on the right side is a horse rider.
Kumbakonam is considered as one of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu and is known for its temples and Mathas (monasteries which were centres of Brahmanical learning). These photographs depict the connection between the sculptures in the temples and Natya Shastra and related texts dealing with iconography.