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durga

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A supremely radiant warrior goddess in the Hindu construct.
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Of a very similar style is also an exceptional 67-cm-tall bronze image of Durga Mahishasuramardini attributed to Kashmir, from the 8th century, whose body details, crown, earrings and ornamental jewellery can well be compared with the Hund statues (figure 12).
The Mirkula Devi as Mahishasuramardini never leaves the garbhagriha.
Caption: 6 Durga as Mahishasuramardini, basalt sculpture.
This allows for a comparison with the Buffalo-slayer carved in what is called the Mahishasuramardini cave of Mamallapuram: seated on a lion, a goddess aims arrows at a demonic creature, which is fashioned with a human body and a buffalo-head, ready to be cut off.
At present, the niches to the left of the entrance contain Vishnu and Mahishasuramardini; those to the right, a seated Ganesha and a Naga.
The smaller hill nearby has a famous old temple dedicated to the local deity Devi Mahishasuramardini Yamai, with beautifully carved and painted images.
I remember escorting a group of American tourists in 1969 and as we stood before the great relief of the battle between the Goddess Durga and the titan Mahisha in the Mahishasuramardini Cave everyone gasped in wonder.