Unknown deity

B. K. Rana bk_rana at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jul 21 17:18:51 UTC 2005


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Every hindu good or goddess  wears 'sari' kind of thing with a little variety. But yes, she seems to be a female deity. Her body part tells that.

And, I don't see any mouse either. That is serpent  king Kaliya.  Myth tells Krishana had once suppressed 'Kaliya' . But the deity is not any of Krishana too. Krishana  does not have four hands.

Rana


Allen W Thrasher <athr at LOC.GOV> wrote:
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But the devotees seem to think the figure is female, since they have put around it what looks more like a sari than any male garment.

Allen Thrasher


>>> D.G.Damle at OPEN.AC.UK 07/21/05 11:12 AM >>>
That is Ganesha - the Elephant headed god! The picture isn't terribly clear, but I seems to see the trunk. If you have other photos, look for his vehicle, a mouse!

Dileep Damle





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