Anatomical study of a man with Sanskrit texts showing the Ayurvedic understanding of the human anatomy.

This is entirely drawn from the Ayurvedic understanding of the human anatomy, unlike other Indian images of the human body..(1/2)
The channels and organs drawn on the torso are specified as in Ayurvedic literature, with organs named as receptacles for one or other of the organic fluids. The text captions are extracts from the Bhavaprakasah, written between 1550 and 1590 by Bhavamisra. (2/2)
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3 Sep
Thread : Chamunda चामुंडा ଚାମୁଣ୍ଡା

Jajpur, Odisha
Circa ~ 9th Century

The sculpture shows the skeletal body with a terrifying face, sunken eyes, gaping mouth, long nails & sunken belly. One can notice veins emerging from an emaciated body of the Goddess... (1/3)
The Goddess wears a garland of skulls with jatamukuta formed of matted hair, tied with a snake. She holds bowl filled with blood in her hand. The deity Chamunda shown surrounded by skeletons, eagle, snake & scorpion... (2/3)
The ferocious Goddess known to have killed demons Chanda & Munda, therefore the name Chamunda. The deity is the Goddess of death & time. (3/3)
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22 May
#जयश्रीराम

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Follow this thread to know more about the antiques, Sculptures & parts of the original Ram Mandir discovered at #RamJanmabhoomi site #Ayodhya
#Ayodhya #Ram #Janmabhoomi :

Five-Foot Shivaling, Broken Idols, Carved Pillars Discovered During Construction Work

Pics ~ Huge pillar, Broken idols, Broken tiles, Gold coins
In a major development, a five-foot Shivaling, seven pillars of black touchstone, six pillars of red sandstone and broken idols of Devi-Devtas were found at Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi temple site.

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1) Pillars of the Ram Mandir
2) Flowers made up of Stone
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18 May
Rare Old Photos of Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

It is a historic temple located in the southern bank of river Vaigai in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Meenakshi & her consort, Shiva, named here as Sundareswarar.
The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai. The complex houses 14 gateway towers called gopurams, ranging from 45-50m in height, the tallest being the southern tower, 51.9 metres (170 ft) high, & two golden sculptured viman.
The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, & has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure is built during 1623 - 1655. There is an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple & it is nominated for New Seven Wonders of the World.
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15 May
Thread : वाराणसी

Varanasi was founded by Shiva. During a fight between Brahma & Shiva, one of Brahma's five heads was torn off by Shiva. When he came to the Kashi in this state, Brahma's head dropped from his hand & disappeared. Kashi is therefore considered an extremely holy
The Pandavas, are said to have visited the city in search of Shiva to atone for their sin of fratricide and Brāhmanahatya that they had committed during the climactic Kurukshetra War.
is regarded as one of seven holy cities (सप्त पुरी) which can provide Moksha (मोक्ष); Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchi, Avanti, and Dvaraka are the seven cities known as the givers of liberation.
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9 May
Thread : Trimurti

Trimurti is considered the most important sculpture of Elephanta (Mumbai) & is described as a ‘masterpiece of Gupta-Chalukyan art’. It is placed at the back of the cave facing the entrance, on the north-south axis & is also known as Maheshmurti / Sadashiva.
The three-headed image of Shiva is of a height of 20 ft and represents Panchamukha Shiva.  Creation, destruction and protection are the three essential aspects that are represented by the three heads of Shiva.
His face on the right side depicts him as a young person with sensuous lips, embodying vitality of life and with a rosebud like object in his hand depicting the promise of creativity and life.
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7 May
Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddha

The two colossal Bamiyan Buddhas stood as arguably the most important archaeological site in Afghanistan for well over a thousand years. They were the largest standing Buddha figures in the world..... #BuddhaPurnima
The smaller Buddha, stood about 38 meters (125 feet) tall. It was carved from the mountainside around 550 CE, according to radiocarbon dating.
To the east, the larger Buddha stood some 55 meters (180 feet) high, and was carved a bit later, likely around 615 CE.
The stone cores of the statues originally were covered with clay. When the region was actively Buddhist, visitors' reports suggest that the smaller Buddha was decorated with gem stones & enough bronze plating to make it seem as if it was made entirely of bronze, rather than stone
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