Art Treasures of Unakoti, Tripura
Unakoti in north Tripura enjoys singular distinction in possessing colossal rock-cut sculptures with tribal features forming a class by themselves. The 8th-9th century sculptures are venerated by the ancient people of the region like the river Ganga and Varanasi in the entire country. Brahmanical sculptures have also been influenced by the tribal culture.
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Agartala ancient Tripura Arakan Archaeological Survey artists aspect Assam ayudhas Bangladesh bank Bengal bhaga boulders Brahmanical Brahmanical Hinduism Buddhist carved century A.D. Chandra chaturmukhalinga Chauley Chittaganj cliff colossal Ganesha images colossal images colossal rock cut colossal Siva heads cultural damaged Delhi Dynasty ears eastern India episode eroded face figures Ganesha Ganga goddesses greater India Guwahati h century Hanuman Harikela head of Siva hill ranges Hindu Hinduism iconography Image of Vishnu images of Siva jatamukuta Kamadeva Kamadhenu Kartikeya Kirata kundala Kurma large number legs loose sculptures Maynamati monk mutilated Nandi Nandi bull Orissa ornaments Parvati Pillak Piraka Plate pose Radha region rock cut art rock cut sculptures rulers Samatata Seated Ganesha side Siva images Siva lingas Siva Parvati south Tripura stone stylistic Survey of India temples Tilla tirtha Tortoise tribal trimurti Triratna Unakoti Unakoti stream Unakoti tirtha vahana vertical surface Vishnu workmanship