Unknown deity

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Jul 21 18:19:15 UTC 2005

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I think the snake is not Kaliya, but just a naga stone, a fairly standard icon, which may well have no connection to the statue.  They are discussed in Jean Philippe Vogel's classic Indian Serpent-Lore (1st ed., 1926).  

Allen Thrasher

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>>> bk_rana at YAHOO.COM 07/21/05 1:17 PM >>>

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


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