Cosmic Form of Eighteen-Armed Vishnu India. 11th century Sandstone 2001.1.4 Ester R This highly unusual form of Vishnu in cosmic manifestation shows his supremacy through delicate architectural relief. Like the Durga sculpture, he stands in the three-fold (tribhanga) pose of gracefulness, with two worshippers in the honorific (namaskara) pose at his feet.

This eleventh-century sandstone sculpture from India depicts the Hindu god Vishnu in his cosmic form.

Manasa Devi with her son Astika on her lap. Next to her on the top arch: the elephant-headed god Ganesha, and the god of death Yama. Bronze casting, Bihar, eastern India, Pala style, 10th Century. Linden Museum, Stuttgart. High Resolution 3.2MB image.

Manasa with Astika on her lap, century Pala bronze from modern-day Bihar.

Built in 1100 A.D., the temple is noteworthy for its architecture and is also the only temple to be devoid of any erotic sculpture.

Khajaraho temple India The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India. About 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi, they are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata. Western Ghats: Nilakanteswara temple - Jammatige Agrahara, Hariharapura

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata.

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata. Western Ghats: Nilakanteswara temple - Jammatige Agrahara, Hariharapura

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata.

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata. Western Ghats: Nilakanteswara temple - Jammatige Agrahara, Hariharapura

Travelling in Western Ghats: Nilakanteswara temple - Jammatige Agrahara, Hariharapura

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata. Western Ghats: Nilakanteswara temple - Jammatige Agrahara, Hariharapura

This temple has intricate carvings on its four sides depicting the entire Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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