Śaivite Sculptures of Khajurāho
Grouped into four chapters, the present study describes the history of Khajuraho temples and treats the different aspects of Siva as Saumyamurti, Samharamurti, Kalyanasundara, Nandivahana, Hari-Hara, Hari-Hara-Pitamaha and Hari-Hara-Hiranyagarbha. The last chapter deals with Ganesa, Karttikeya, Parvati, Mahisasuramardini and Nandikesvara.
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abhaya mudra Air Jardine Museum anjali mudra Archaeological Museum Ardhanarisvara asura Bhairava Brahma cakra Chandella Daksa Daksinamurti devotee embraces her Lord female forms of Siva gana Ganesa halo hands are broken hara Harihara hdra head held in anjali Hindu holds trisula Ibid jagati jewelled loops kamandalu Kandariya Mahadeva temple kapdla Karttikeya katihasta keyuras Khajuraho khatvanga kiritamukuta left hand embraces left hand holds left side Linga long mdla loops and tassels lotus lower left hand lower right hand mahamandapa Mahesvara mandapa mudrd murti of Siva naga Nandi niche facing Open Air Jardine Parvati pedestal Purana Ravana right hand holds right side Saiva Sakti sanctum sculpture depicting seated four armed seated in lalitasana sikhara Siva and Parvati standing in trbhanga torque trbhanga posture Tripurantaka trisula Uma-Mahesvara upper left hand upper right hand usual ornaments vahana varada mudra varadamudra Virabhadra Visnu waist girdle wears jatamukuta wears kundalas worship wristlets yajnopavita