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Veeramakaliamman 2

This shot is from the same post as yesterday, with a close up of the gopuram (pyramid shaped entrance to most South Indian temples). Most of the figures are related to Goddess Kali in various incarnations and interacting with characters from various myths. I found this figure interesting but sadly I have no information about it. 

Veeramakaliamman 2

This shot is from the same post as yesterday, with a close up of the gopuram (pyramid shaped entrance to most South Indian temples). Most of the figures are related to Goddess Kali in various incarnations and interacting with characters from various myths. I found this figure interesting but sadly I have no information about it. 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2017, 03:38
Ornate, and wonderful, stuff, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Incredibly so, Ray. And the paint job is very well done.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2017, 06:33
I wonder what the arrows signify?
Ayush Basu: Well I would imagine they are injurious to one's health but in this case, I am wrong, Chris.
That's very colourful.
Ayush Basu: High grade, weather proof paint job, Michael.
The sculptures are well done.
Ayush Basu: I like this sort, Mary.
Such amazing detail, Hindus must have been progressive to have goddesses all that time back
Ayush Basu: I am told there are over a hundred thousand deities, Martin. So it would have to be shocking for at least some goddesses not be included. Thank you for the visit and comment.
I'm always intruiged as to why these idols have multiple limbs.
Ayush Basu: I imagine there are usually some backstories how a particular god or goddess came to be, Brian. Furthermore, despite their human appearance, they being divine beings ought to have some distinguishing features and abilities. And finally, it is common for gods and goddesses to be involved in some battle involving the good and the evil, so multiple hands means multiple weapons, etc.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2017, 18:36
So much to see here with colours, too.
Ayush Basu: Indian occasions involve quite a bit of colour, Alan.
i find the figure with the arrows in her head very interesting as well Ayush... since the points are facing out i would guess that she can shoot them out at her enemies....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I think it is a he, Peter. But I do not recall any character with that kind of ability. Sadly I do not have the backstory, why this is so.
Somebody is a pretty good shot with the bow and arrow!
Ayush Basu: I have no idea what happened, Tom! Besides, how does he maintain that expression?
That is very nice.
Ayush Basu: I am glad you like it, Michael.
Remarkable detail, the arrows are a bit strange... Great photo, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Unfortunately this was quite some time ago and I did not ask anyone around there about the explanation, Elizabeth. Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Mar 2017, 07:00
Such compelling eyes!
Ayush Basu: Indeed, Lisl - I believe they are the more fierce incarnations, not to be trifled with.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2017, 08:03
This is wonderful, I love all the arms and what a great sculpture, so colourful. So much to see. The arrows intrigue me, wonder it might be all the wise things that come out, instead of the arrows getting in.... just a thought......
Ayush Basu: Sadly, I have no explanation for the arrows, Astrid. But I am sure there is one. The colours are quite usual for Indian rituals or social/religious occasions.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Mar 2017, 14:01
Looking at the features and limbs of the characters, I must say, that they are very well sculpted.
Ayush Basu: These artisans specifically come from the south of India for creation and renovation, Louis
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 27 Mar 2017, 16:12
Look at all those vibrant colours! I am sure there is much to learn about this!
Ayush Basu: Indian festivals and religious occasions usually have a lot of colours involved. These artisans specifically come from the south of India for creation and renovation, Emily.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2017, 21:43
I like the fine detail of the sculptures.
Ayush Basu: These artisans specifically come from the south of India for creation and renovation, CP.

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