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MYTHOLOGICAL STORY
One of the most widely worshiped Goddess in Hinduism is Durga…

The mythology says she killed the evil king (Rakshasha) Mahisha-asur. [Mahisha means Bull and asur means Evil King]

This sculpture depicts the same mythology. One can see the Bull at the feet of Maa Durga… It’s neck is tore open, out of which the evil king is pulled and held by his hairs.

Maa Durga has 8 hands holding various weapons to kill such evils. Here animal of ride is a Lion, which is pouncing on the Bull.

This mythological event and the goddess herself are very widely worshiped in India. Particularly in north India and West Bengal.

PLACE
This idol is one of hundreds of carvings on the Walls of Ancient Rani Ni Vav, a step well located near Patan City in Gujarat, INDIA.

According to guides at the stepwell, this monument was build 982 years back… But historians are yet scrutinizing the folklores that age this monument more than 1200 years old…

During floods, earthquake in the past, this entire structure was buried under ground… Slowly and gradually historians and archeologists dug out the stepwell…

Rani Ni Vav is a step well which has a well of water at one end and stairs leading down to the well… These stairs are made with 7 floors going downwards… each floor is richly carved with mythological characters and stories from Vedas, Upanishadas as well as epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata…

CAMERA DETAILS
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm VC Di II
Exposure: f/5.6 @ 1/160 Sec.
ISO 100

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ancient, architecture, carving, culture, india, myth, mythology, spiritual, stonework, architectural, sculpture, relic, relics, religion, god, goddess

Comments

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 3 years ago

  • I’m speechless… this is the fourth consecutive “first-comment-is-a-feature-banner”… Delighted… Thank you so much Ushna and the C.O.R.E. group…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

    enter here

  • Thank you very much shadowlea and the group… it always feels wonderful to see an image featured…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

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