Mohini, Western Chalukyan, 11th c. CE, Karnataka - in Hindu mythology, is the name of the only female Avatar of the god Vishnu. She is portrayed as a femme fatale, an enchantress, who maddens lovers, sometimes leading them to their doom. Mohini is introduced into the Hindu mythos in the narrative epic of the Mahabharata. Here, she appears as a form of Vishnu, acquires the pot of Amrita (an elixir of immortality) from thieving asuras (demons), and gives it back to the Devas (demi-gods),

Mohini, Western Chalukyan, 11th c. CE, Karnataka - in Hindu mythology, is the name of the only female Avatar of the god Vishnu. She is portrayed as a femme fatale, an enchantress, who maddens lovers, sometimes leading them to their doom. Mohini is introduced into the Hindu mythos in the narrative epic of the Mahabharata. Here, she appears as a form of Vishnu, acquires the pot of Amrita (an elixir of immortality) from thieving asuras (demons), and gives it back to the Devas (demi-gods),

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Vishnu Temple, Deogarh -530 CE -stone -Vishnu is dreaming the world into existence

Vishnu Temple, Deogarh -530 CE -stone -Vishnu is dreaming the world into existence

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Standing Vishnu as Keshava [Karnataka (probably Belur), India] (18.41) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Standing Vishnu as Keshava [Karnataka (probably Belur), India] (18.41) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Trident with Shiva as Ardhanari (Half-Woman)  ca. 1050, Chola dynasty, South India. A Shiva sculpture almost a thousand years old can easily be mistaken for the Sikh Khanda emblem. To learn more see the SikhMuseum.com Exhibit - Nishan Sahib, History of the Sacred Banner and its Symbols

Trident with Shiva as Ardhanari (Half-Woman) ca. 1050, Chola dynasty, South India. A Shiva sculpture almost a thousand years old can easily be mistaken for the Sikh Khanda emblem. To learn more see the SikhMuseum.com Exhibit - Nishan Sahib, History of the Sacred Banner and its Symbols

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