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Mahishasura
2005-01-13 ¹ ² ³ oochappan ©®

Mahishasura

Mamallapuram

The Goddess Durga’s fight with the buffalo headed demon king Mahishasura, an episode called from the celebrated Sanskrit poem Devi Mahatmya.
A lot of shots are done on this place in one of the eight Mandapams or small cave temples behind the big rock relief , but here I wanted to include the pillar for the sitting lion as a mark of the dynasty of the Pallava I kings (mid-seventh century), later dynasties are marked by a standing and a jumping lion.


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poetry66624-Jun-2005 23:06
Like the textures and overall detail of this historical piece!