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Worship of Shiva Panchanan
by Dogra Hindu Ruler Maharaja Ranbir Singh, Jammu, circa 1850-1870

Maharaja Ranbir Singh was a great Shiva devotee. He also got constructed Ranbireshwar temple which is one of the greatest Shiva temple of North India

#ShravanSomwar1 #ShaivismOfJammu
@KhajuriaManu @Prof_Hariom @dr_piyushsingla @madhukishwar Shiva Panchanan (Five faced Shiva) is depicted seated regally with Parvati - holding his attributes on a lotus bed within an elaborate gold dais under a golden jeweled domed pavilion.
@KhajuriaManu @Prof_Hariom @dr_piyushsingla @madhukishwar Dogra Hindu Maharaja Ranbir Singh (1830-85) stands respectfully in devotion to the Lord, also attended by Kartikeya and Ganesha

NOTE: In the original collection Maharaja Ranbir Singh was wrongly identified as Sikh Maharaja
@KhajuriaManu @Prof_Hariom @dr_piyushsingla @madhukishwar Maharaja Ranbir Singh's profile is quite distinctive with his upwardly pointing mustachio and #Dogra style rounded turban.

He is pictured here with his palms pressed together respectfully, in the presence of Shiva and Parvati.
@KhajuriaManu @Prof_Hariom @dr_piyushsingla @madhukishwar Dancers, kinnaras (celestial horse-headed musicians), Rishis and Devas are shown celebrating Puja of Shiva Panchanan
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