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Miniature cippus of Horus (magical stela)

Miniature cippus of Horus (magical stela)

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Buddha Worshipped by the Gods Indra and Brahma

Buddha Worshipped by the Gods Indra and Brahma

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Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho

Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho

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Nagaraja (Serpent King), India - Public domain museum image. A stone statue of a man holding a bird

Nagaraja (Serpent King), India - Public domain museum image. A stone s...

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Standing Surya (The God of the Sun), India

Standing Surya (The God of the Sun), India

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Standing Male Deity (possibly Shiva), India

Standing Male Deity (possibly Shiva), India

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Karttikeya, the God of War - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman holding a child

Karttikeya, the God of War - Public domain museum image. A statue of a...

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Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

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Surya (The God of the Sun) with Attendants

Surya (The God of the Sun) with Attendants

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Vajrapani, the Thunderbolt-bearing Bodhisattva, India

Vajrapani, the Thunderbolt-bearing Bodhisattva, India

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Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Ganesha, with the head of an elephant, is the son of the Hindu deity Shiva. He holds prayer beads in his right upper hand, while his trunk bends downwards to grasp some treats from a small bowl. The axe in his ... More

Section of a Diptych in Linga Form, Interior Depicting Shiva, Parvati, and the Calf Bull

Section of a Diptych in Linga Form, Interior Depicting Shiva, Parvati,...

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Four-Armed Seated God Ganesha - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Four-Armed Seated God Ganesha - Public domain dedication, Art Institut...

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Karttikeya, the God of War, India

Karttikeya, the God of War, India

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Kamadeva, the God of Love, India

Kamadeva, the God of Love, India

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Enthroned Vishnu, 9th century, India

Enthroned Vishnu, 9th century, India

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Garuda (Vishnu's Mount) Seated in Royal Ease

Garuda (Vishnu's Mount) Seated in Royal Ease

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Karttikeya, the God of War, India

Karttikeya, the God of War, India

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The Brahmanical Triad:  Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, India

The Brahmanical Triad: Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, India

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Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon

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Kumara, the Youthful God of War on his Peacock Mount

Kumara, the Youthful God of War on his Peacock Mount

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Surya, the Sun God, with Attendants

Surya, the Sun God, with Attendants

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Three-headed Vishnu, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Three-headed Vishnu, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Vishnu is represented here with two extra heads, that of a lion and that of a boar. Originally he also had four arms. This manifestation of the Hindu god was especially popular in Kashmir between the 8th and 10... More

Garuda (Vishnu's Mount) Seated in Royal Ease, India

Garuda (Vishnu's Mount) Seated in Royal Ease, India

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Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, Kalimantan, Indoinesia

Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, Kalimantan, Indoinesia

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Brahma, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Brahma, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

The Hindu deity Brahma is easy to recognize by his four faces, each directed toward one of the four cardinal directions. He is revered as the creator of the universe and is often part of the group of supreme de... More

Four armed Shiva of which one arm, probably displaying the varada mudra, has broken off. Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo district, Central Java province, 9th century.

Four armed Shiva of which one arm, probably displaying the varada mudr...

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Male deity, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Male deity, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

This figure comes from one of the shrines at Candi Loro Jonggrang, the largest Hindu temple complex in Central Java. The three most important temples in the complex are dedicated to the gods Shiva, Vishnu and B... More

Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, bronze

Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, bronze

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Four-Armed Ganesha Seated on Two Lions

Four-Armed Ganesha Seated on Two Lions

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Seated Ganesha, bronze - Public domain museum image. A black and white photo of a statue

Seated Ganesha, bronze - Public domain museum image. A black and white...

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Ganesha sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of an elephant on a pedestal

Ganesha sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of an e...

Hindu religion and mythology feature elements of the animal world. The Hindu god Shiva is often depicted riding on a bull, but is here shown supported by a seated figure with a bull’s head. Animal strength is a... More

Two armed Ganesha (former Lichte collection). Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta district, D.I. Yogyakarta province, 9th century.

Two armed Ganesha (former Lichte collection). Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta d...

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Shiva and Parvati with their Sons Karttikeya and Ganesha and the Calf Bull

Shiva and Parvati with their Sons Karttikeya and Ganesha and the Calf ...

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Seated Two-Armed Jambhala, the Buddhist God of Wealth

Seated Two-Armed Jambhala, the Buddhist God of Wealth

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Seated Four Armed Jambhala, the Buddhist God of Wealth

Seated Four Armed Jambhala, the Buddhist God of Wealth

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Surya, the Sun God, with Attendants

Surya, the Sun God, with Attendants

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God Brahma Bihar - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

God Brahma Bihar - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

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Seated Four-Headed and Four-Armed Jambhala(?), the Buddhist God of Wealth

Seated Four-Headed and Four-Armed Jambhala(?), the Buddhist God of Wea...

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God Vishnu, bronze - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a person on a throne

God Vishnu, bronze - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a ...

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God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

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God Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles

God Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles

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God Shiva Seated in Loving Embrace with Goddess Uma on the Bull Nandi

God Shiva Seated in Loving Embrace with Goddess Uma on the Bull Nandi

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Shiva sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a man holding a bird

Shiva sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of...

Hindu religion and mythology feature elements of the animal world. The Hindu god Shiva is often depicted riding on a bull, but is here shown supported by a seated figure with a bull’s head. Animal strength is a... More

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

The Hindu god Brahma, creator of the physical world, can be easily identified by his four faces, which survey the four cardinal directions. He was considered a secondary deity and very few temples are dedicated... More

Kuvera (Jambhala), bronze sculpture, Asia

Kuvera (Jambhala), bronze sculpture, Asia

The god of prosperity was worshipped by Hindus (who called him Kuvera) and Buddhists (under the name Jambhala). During recent research a gold coin and gold and silver foil were discovered in the base of the sta... More

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha - Public domain museum image. A statue of an elephant sitting on top of a table

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha - Public domain museum image. A statue of ...

Shiva was the most important Hindu deity of ancient Java. Great temples were dedicated to him and images of him were made in stone, bronze, and precious metal. This pair of silver statuettes shows him together ... More

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

The Hindu god Brahma, creator of the physical world, can be easily identified by his four faces, which survey the four cardinal directions. He was considered a secondary deity and very few temples are dedicated... More

Standing Shiva, bronze, India - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man holding a sword

Standing Shiva, bronze, India - Public domain museum image. A statue o...

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The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasura Mardini)

The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasura Mardini)

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Shiva as Mahesha, India - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman sitting in a lotus position

Shiva as Mahesha, India - Public domain museum image. A statue of a wo...

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Standing Shiva, bronze, India - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man holding a sword

Standing Shiva, bronze, India - Public domain museum image. A statue o...

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The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasura Mardini)

The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasura Mardini)

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Dancing Ganesha, 10th century, India

Dancing Ganesha, 10th century, India

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Four armed Ganesha exhibited in the garden of the assistent-resident of Wonosobo (provenance Dieng plateau). Wonosobo, Wonosobo district, Central Java province, 10th century.

Four armed Ganesha exhibited in the garden of the assistent-resident o...

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Ganesha Seated on a Lion Throne, India

Ganesha Seated on a Lion Throne, India

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Four armed Ganesha with a pedestal, decorated with two supporting gana figures. Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo district, Central Java province, 10th century

Four armed Ganesha with a pedestal, decorated with two supporting gana...

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God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

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Sun God Surya on His Chariot - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a man and a woman

Sun God Surya on His Chariot - Public domain museum image. A bronze st...

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Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

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Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja)

Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja)

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God Shiva as the Supreme Teacher (Dakshinamurti)

God Shiva as the Supreme Teacher (Dakshinamurti)

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God Vishnu with Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati

God Vishnu with Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati

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Revanta, Son of Sun God Surya - Public domain museum image. A statue of a group of people on a platform

Revanta, Son of Sun God Surya - Public domain museum image. A statue o...

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Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), India

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), India

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Shiva with the Moon in his Hair

Shiva with the Moon in his Hair

The god is making the abhaya mudra, or ‘fear not’ gesture, with his front right hand and the varada mudra, the ‘wish granting’ gesture, with his left. In his raised, rear hands he holds two of his attributes, a... More

Shaivite Saint, India, Tamil Nadu

Shaivite Saint, India, Tamil Nadu

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Shaivite Saint, 11th century, India

Shaivite Saint, 11th century, India

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The God Danda and the Goddess Niksubha (Attendants of Surya, the Sun God)

The God Danda and the Goddess Niksubha (Attendants of Surya, the Sun G...

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Figure of Ganesha, bronze, India

Figure of Ganesha, bronze, India

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Vishnu with His Consorts, Lakshmi and Sarasvati, India

Vishnu with His Consorts, Lakshmi and Sarasvati, India

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Shiva, Uma, and Their Son Skanda (Somaskandamurti), India

Shiva, Uma, and Their Son Skanda (Somaskandamurti), India

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Four-Armed Ganesha Dancing, copper alloy

Four-Armed Ganesha Dancing, copper alloy

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Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

The fight between the Hindu goddess Durga and the demon is described in various Sanskrit texts, which are well known to Hindus. The demon could change shape. He first appeared as a buffalo and was beheaded by D... More

Shiva Embracing His Consort, Uma (Alinganamurti), India

Shiva Embracing His Consort, Uma (Alinganamurti), India

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Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, copper alloy, India

Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, copper alloy, India

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Surya, the Hindu Solar Deity, India

Surya, the Hindu Solar Deity, India

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God Vishnu with Goddess Lakshmi and His Mount, Garuda, in Attendance

God Vishnu with Goddess Lakshmi and His Mount, Garuda, in Attendance

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Celestial dancer (Devata), India, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Celestial dancer (Devata), India, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Shiva Embracing His Consort, Uma (Alinganamurti), India

Shiva Embracing His Consort, Uma (Alinganamurti), India

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Altarpiece with the First Jaina Tirthankara Rishabhanatha Surrounded by Twenty-Three Other Tirthankaras

Altarpiece with the First Jaina Tirthankara Rishabhanatha Surrounded b...

A bronze figure of buddha in the temple of the mahabodhisattva, 19th century, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Standing Vishnu as Keshava, India

Standing Vishnu as Keshava, India

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Shiva Nataraja, bronze - Public domain dedication photo

Shiva Nataraja, bronze - Public domain dedication photo

Shiva, in his manifestation as Nataraja (King of Dancers), represented in the anandatandava pose and encircled by a halo of fire, is both the creator and destroyer of the world. Beneath his foot is a dwarf, sym... More

Shiva as Mrityunjaya, the Conquerer of Death

Shiva as Mrityunjaya, the Conquerer of Death

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Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, copper alloy, India

Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, copper alloy, India

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Dancing Celestial Deity (Devata), India

Dancing Celestial Deity (Devata), India

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Standing Ganesha, copper alloy, India, Tamil Nadu, India

Standing Ganesha, copper alloy, India, Tamil Nadu, India

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Jaina Tirthankara Parshvanatha with Serpent Hood Seated in Meditation (Dhyanamudra)

Jaina Tirthankara Parshvanatha with Serpent Hood Seated in Meditation ...

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Karttikeya, Commander of the Divine Army, Seated on a Peacock

Karttikeya, Commander of the Divine Army, Seated on a Peacock

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Jaina Tirthankara Chandraprabha Standing in Meditation (Kayotsarga)

Jaina Tirthankara Chandraprabha Standing in Meditation (Kayotsarga)

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Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja), India

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja), India

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Vajravarahi in Wrathful Posture, copper alloy

Vajravarahi in Wrathful Posture, copper alloy

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Standing Shiva, bronze, India - Public domain photo of museum object

Standing Shiva, bronze, India - Public domain photo of museum object

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The Half-Male, Half-Female Form of Shiva (Shiva Ardhanarishvara)

The Half-Male, Half-Female Form of Shiva (Shiva Ardhanarishvara)

Bronze statue of deity, the god of the universe, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dancing Ganesha, bronze - Public domain photo of museum object

Dancing Ganesha, bronze - Public domain photo of museum object

Bronze figure of an elephant, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Vajravarahi in Wrathful Posture, copper alloy, India

Vajravarahi in Wrathful Posture, copper alloy, India

Vajravarahi derives from the boar-headed Hindu goddess Varahi (female aspect of Vishnu’s boar-headed avatar Varaha), reflecting the incorporation of Hindu imagery into Vajrayana Buddhism. The head of a sow proj... More

God Shiva as a Deified King - Public domain photo of museum object

God Shiva as a Deified King - Public domain photo of museum object

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Mother-Goddess Brahmani Seated in Yogic Posture Holding Water Pot

Mother-Goddess Brahmani Seated in Yogic Posture Holding Water Pot

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Dancing Bhairava, A Horrific Form of God Shiva, Himalayan (Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan)

Dancing Bhairava, A Horrific Form of God Shiva, Himalayan (Nepal, Tibe...

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Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

According to Hindu mythology, the kingdom of heaven was once threatened by a mighty buffalo demon. None of the gods could defeat him. So they created the goddess Durga and endowed her with all their individual ... More

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