bronze, Khmer art of the twelfth century, with the representation of the three-headed Naga, god / king of snakes of Cambodia
Mother Durga slays the buffalo demon Mahishasura.
Durga mata ki jaya.
The wise sage meditates and thus sees the Paramatma, the lord within the heart. “I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.” ~Bhagavad Gita as it is 15.15
Varahi, the boar headed Matrika, is often worshipped by the Vaishnava-Sahajiyas late at night on the new moon in cremation grounds. With sexual rites and offerings of alcohol.
Ravana kidnapping Sita bas-relief at Prambanan Hindu Temple in Central Java, Indonesia c.9th Century by H. Bongers
photo by Ark in Time
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Mohini (Vishnu feminine form) seduces the sages. Mohini is depicted nude, adorned with garlands and ornaments, holding a lotus and a parrot, leaning on a stick. The sages pray to her, as their phalluses point to her.
Devi with sword and severed head signifying the end of one cosmic cycle, and waters flowing from the hair of Shiva representing the start of the new.
c. 18th Century
Five headed Mahadevea Shiva ( detail from blockprint mid 1800)
Drawing, ink and opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Krishna embracing Radha, behind Krishna is a cow and behind Radha a peacock. In the foreground is a lake, and in the background is a terrace with trees and flowers