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Maa Durga as Mahisasurmardini of Alwar style, late 18th century. c/o Prof Daljeet Kaur

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www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Indian miniature painting: Devi (The Goddess) as Mahagauri on her bull vahana (mount). Kangra, circa 1840-50. Opaque watercolour with minerals and tooled gold on wasli. 20.3 x 16.4cm

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The Great Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini) while jumping off her mount which is unusually a snow leopard? Artist/maker unknown, India Made in Kota, Rajasthan, India, c. 1750 Opaque watercolor and gold- and silver-colored metallic paint on paper Philadelphia Museum of Art

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How much do we love Durga? Sinha-vahini Durga from Exotic India Arts

Krishna accompanied by Radha fluting to the cows Mewar, 18th Century

“Shiva as Gangadhara (Bearer of the Ganges) c.1830. Indian School, Pahari style (via The Royal Collection Trust) Painting of the river Ganges spouting from Shiva’s topknot having been held safely in his head. Parvati offers a small green...