Mahishasura Mardini – a recap

Happy Navaratri to all. Being Mahanavami today, I thought of bringing you some of the images of Mahishasuramardinis from various locations. The pictures were taken by me at different points of time.

Mahabalipuram Mahishasuramardini

Mahabalipuram Mahishasuramardini

The above is perhaps the most majestic and well-preserved one. With its fluidic movement and detail, it is almost like an animated presentation.

Mahishasuramardini Ellora cave 16 (Kailasanatha )

Mahishasuramardini Ellora cave 16 (Kailasanatha )

at Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram

at Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram

Durga at Cave 14

Durga at Cave 14 Ellora

 

Mahishasuramardini in Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram

Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram

 

Mahishasuramardini at Ellora Cave 16 (kailasanatha)

Another Mahishasuramardini at Ellora Cave 16 (Kailasanatha)

 

Mahishasuramardini near Tiger Cave, Saluvankuppam

Mahishasuramardini near Tiger Cave, Saluvankuppam

☝️Near Tiger Cave, Saluvankuppam

The rock North of Shore Temple Mahabalipuram

The rock North of Shore Temple Mahabalipuram (outside view above & closeup below)

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Mahishasura Mardhini Baijnath temple, Himachal Pradesh.

Mini Mahishasura mardini inside the lion, shore temple.

Cave 14 Ellora

Mahishasura mardini cave 14 Ellora & a visitor.

 

At Aihole, Karnataka

At Aihole, Karnataka

 

Another one at Aihole, Karnataka

Another one at Aihole, Karnataka

Click here for: ‘Development of Iconography of Mahishasuramardini in Badami Chalukyan Art -A Canonical Study’