The Buddha triumphing over Mara Place of Origin: India, probably Kurkihar, Bihar state Date: 900-1000 Materials: Basalt Style or Ware: Pala Dimensions: H. 33 in x W. 17 1/2 in x D. 9 1/2 in, H. 83.8 cm x W. 44.5 cm x D. 24.13 cm
Seated Buddha preaching first sermon, from Sarnath, India, second half of fifth century. Tan sandstone, 5’ 3” high. Archaeological Museum, Sarnath.
Seated six-armed Shiva as Conquerer of Death (Mrtyunjaya) [Bangladesh or India (west Bengal)] (1991.421) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
Surya, the Hindu sun god - Asian Art Museum of San Francisco | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Votive tablet, Pagan, the Buddha under the Mahabodhi temple, terracotta.
The elephant which is associated with Aksobhya is a symbol of mental strength. At the beginning of one's practice the uncontrolled mind is symbolised by a gray elephant who can run wild any moment and destroy everything on his way. After practicing dharma and taming one's mind, the mind which is now brought under control is symbolized by a white elephant strong & powerful, who can be directed wherever one wishes and destroy all the obstacles on his way ..:☆:.. Photograph by Christophe…