Surya, the Sun God
This beautifully carved sculptural relief likely depicts Surya, i.e., the sun, as a god. Note that the standard iconography of Surya in Indian mythology depicts him with lotus flowers in his hands.
As you can see from the image, Surya is holding lotus flowers, each with a hand (notice the top part of the flower in his left hand is missing). At the bottom are his consorts Saranyu and Chhaya, who are twin sisters.
– Surya statue in the Nandi Temple in the Prambanan Temple complex located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
– Surya relief carved on the ceiling of the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
– Surya statue in a shrine behind the Nandi pavilion in the Halebidu Hoysalesvara Temple complex in Karnataka, India
– Somanathapura Keshava Temple – A Masterpiece of Hoysala Temple Art
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
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