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Collections | Wood Carvings | MAHISHASURA MARDINI


Mahishasura Mardini is a form of Goddess Durga. Durga takes this form to slay the asura, Mahishasura. According to Hindu mythology, Mahishasura is a combination of both asura and a mahisha with trident. He intends to annihilate all Devas since they were the arch enemies of the asuras. However he was a devotee of Lord Brahma.

Acc No: W 8
Measurement: 113 x 37 cm
15th Century CE