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The Elephant - The cow
2005-03-20 oochappan

The Elephant - The cow

Mamallapuram

With some effort you see the elephant: think away the head of the cow.

A small detail on a pillar in the Arjun's cave, not easy to find, you have to sit down on a rock to see it.

Two basic symbols of the Indian mythologie engraved during the Pallava Period, the elephant as the father(power) and the cow symbolising the mother(caring).
I charish this tiny relief a lot as it became my window how to look on Tamil social culture.

A challenge for you to find it here in Mamallapuram.


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