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BHIKSHADANA MURTHI

Bhikshadana Murthi is a form of Lord Shiva as the "Supreme Mendicant" or the "Supreme Beggar". The image has Kerala-Venad style. It is four-handed and the upper hand holds a Damaru and a stick while the lower hand has a bowl and is in a posture of feeding the deer at the bottom. The deer is portrayed as looking him anxiously.
Acc no: 343
Measurement: 98 x 48.5 cm
17th Century CE
Kerala