Lord Shiva

With preparations for Maha Shivaratri in full swing - the holiest dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Visit Varanasi his sacred abode and witness the grand event. Dates: February

Saint Sambandar India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 12th century  Sambandar, who lived in the 7th century, is one of a group of sixty-three Hindu saints who dedicated their lives to the worship of Shiva. He can be identified by his youthful appearance (he lived only eighteen years), by his joyful dancing pose (which refers to his emphasis on song and dance in the worship of Shiva), and by the pointing finger of his right hand.

Saint Sambandar India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 12th century Sambandar, who lived in the 7th century, is one of a group of sixty-three Hindu saints who dedicated their lives to the worship of Shiva. He can be identified by his youthful appearance (he lived only eighteen years), by his joyful dancing pose (which refers to his emphasis on song and dance in the worship of Shiva), and by the pointing finger of his right hand.

G519 BUDDHA STELE NORTHEAST INDIA, BIHAR, NALANDA PALA PERIOD, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY H. 25 CMS, 10 INS

G519 BUDDHA STELE NORTHEAST INDIA, BIHAR, NALANDA PALA PERIOD, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY H. 25 CMS, 10 INS

Seated Buddha, c. 300s Afghanistan, Gandhara, Hadda, late Kushan Period (1st century-320)  Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pankaj-jain-phd/buddhism-origin-spread-decline_b_939679.html?ir=India&adsSiteOverride=in

Seated Buddha, c. Century Afghanistan or Pakistan, Gandhara, probably Hadda, late Kushan Period

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