Durga, the Mahishasuramardini
The Sanskrit word Mahishasuramardini is a concatenation of three words: mahisha (buffalo), asura (demon) and mardini (slayer). The narrative sculpture is about Goddess Durga – a manifestation of Shiva’s consort Parvati – slaying Mahishasura, an evil demon who took the form of a buffalo.
This sculpture is mounted on the outer wall of the Somanathapura Keshava Temple located in Karnataka, India.
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