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Portrait photo of Coronation 1965, the King & Queen

Portrait photo of Coronation 1965, the King & Queen

Photograph shows the newly-crowned King Palden Thondup Namgyal and Queen Hope Cooke walking in procession, Gangtok, Sikkim. "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library... More

HM the Gyalmo, HH Prince Palden, HH Princess Hope

HM the Gyalmo, HH Prince Palden, HH Princess Hope

Photograph shows Queen Hope Cooke with her children, Prince Palden and Princess Hope Leezum, Gangtok, Sikkim. Palden Thondup Namgyal was the hereditary ruler of the independent Kingdom of Sikkim, located in th... More

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

"A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4912 Forms part ... More

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf from Alice Kandell, at his coronation, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf fr...

"A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4912 Forms part ... More

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

"A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4912 Forms part ... More

Queen Hope on throne at coronation

Queen Hope on throne at coronation

Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN 0124. "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov... More

Queen and son in Palace playground

Queen and son in Palace playground

"A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4912 Forms part ... More

[Queen and Prince of Sikkim playing outdoors, Sikkim]

[Queen and Prince of Sikkim playing outdoors, Sikkim]

"A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4912 Forms part ... More

[Prince Palden Gyumed and Princess Hope Leezum seated on white scarves, Sikkim]

[Prince Palden Gyumed and Princess Hope Leezum seated on white scarves...

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[King and Queen of Sikkim and their daughter Hope Leezum watch birthday celebrations, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King and Queen of Sikkim and their daughter Hope Leezum watch birthda...

Date from information for related slide: LC-KAN05-69. "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.go... More

King of Sikkim receives scarves, Sikkim

King of Sikkim receives scarves, Sikkim

Photograph shows Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, receiving white scarves as a sign of purity and an open heart on his birthday, from a Lepcha man, Gangtok, Sikkim.

[Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, and Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, in brocaded dress, walking to the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace Temple) during the King's birthday celebration, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, and Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikk...

Date from information for related slide: LC-KAN05-69. "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.go... More

Princess Hope & Queen Hope in the palace, Sikkim

Princess Hope & Queen Hope in the palace, Sikkim

Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN05-0072. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 027 (color reference... More

King of Sikkim - Public domain portrait photograph

King of Sikkim - Public domain portrait photograph

Photograph shows Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, receiving white scarves as a sign of purity and an open heart on his birthday, from a Bhotia man, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Portrait photo of Sikkimese princess in ceremonial dress

Portrait photo of Sikkimese princess in ceremonial dress

Photograph shows Princess Suang La, half-length portrait, seated facing front, wearing headress and necklace, Sikkim. Label in color reference copye slide page: "Coronation, people at the Palace." Label may no... More

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, facing left]

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, f...

Date from related slide: LC-KAN05-072. "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc... More

Suvarna vidhana soudha belgaum legislative building.
Suvarna vidhana soudha belgaum legislative building.
Suvarna vidhana soudha belgaum legislative building.
Suvarna vidhana soudha belgaum legislative building.
Suvarna vidhana soudha belgaum legislative building.
Seven-Hooded Snake (Naga) - Public domain museum image. A stone sculpture of a face on a gray surface

Seven-Hooded Snake (Naga) - Public domain museum image. A stone sculpt...

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Toy Cart with Lion Charging a Warrior on the Side and Wheels with Lotus Motifs

Toy Cart with Lion Charging a Warrior on the Side and Wheels with Lotu...

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Woman with a Headdress - Public domain museum image. A piece of stone with a face on it

Woman with a Headdress - Public domain museum image. A piece of stone ...

Public domain photo of a 3d object, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Amorous Couple (Mithuna) Seated in a Chair

Amorous Couple (Mithuna) Seated in a Chair

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Railing Pillar with Woman and Onlookers LACMA M.85.2.2 (5 of 7)

Railing Pillar with Woman and Onlookers LACMA M.85.2.2 (5 of 7)

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Six Earlobe Ornaments LACMA AC1995.150.1.1-.6

Six Earlobe Ornaments LACMA AC1995.150.1.1-.6

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Railing Pillar with Woman and Onlookers LACMA M.85.2.2 (5 of 7)

Railing Pillar with Woman and Onlookers LACMA M.85.2.2 (5 of 7)

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Elephant with Riders LACMA M.85.72.1 (6 of 6)

Elephant with Riders LACMA M.85.72.1 (6 of 6)

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Votive Tank Shrine with Three Monkey Musicians

Votive Tank Shrine with Three Monkey Musicians

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Seated Mother Goddess - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman sitting on a rock

Seated Mother Goddess - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woma...

Public domain photo of a 3d object, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Male Head - Public domain museum image. A clay head of a woman on a pedestal

Male Head - Public domain museum image. A clay head of a woman on a pe...

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Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (2 of 2)

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (2 of 2)

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_Goddess_LACMA_AC1993.239.2_(2_of_2).jpg ) .Description..Title.Mother Goddess (image 2 of 2)..Description..: India, Uttar Pradesh, 4th... More

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (1 of 2)

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (1 of 2)

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_Goddess_LACMA_AC1993.239.2_(1_of_2).jpg ) .Description..Title.Mother Goddess (image 1 of 2)..Description..: India, Uttar Pradesh, 4th... More

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (2 of 2)

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (2 of 2)

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_Goddess_LACMA_AC1993.239.2_(2_of_2).jpg ) .Description..Title.Mother Goddess (image 2 of 2)..Description..: India, Uttar Pradesh, 4th... More

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (1 of 2)

Mother Goddess LACMA AC1993.239.2 (1 of 2)

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_Goddess_LACMA_AC1993.239.2_(1_of_2).jpg ) .Description..Title.Mother Goddess (image 1 of 2)..Description..: India, Uttar Pradesh, 4th... More

Male Bust with Rolling Curls - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman with a bird on her head

Male Bust with Rolling Curls - Public domain museum image. A statue of...

Public domain photo of a 3d object, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Plaque with Galloping Horse and Rider

Plaque with Galloping Horse and Rider

A sculpture of a man riding a horse, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Male Deity (Deva) Holding a Lotus Bud

Male Deity (Deva) Holding a Lotus Bud

A clay sculpture of a man holding a trumpet, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

A statue of a woman holding a baseball bat, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Boddhisattva, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Boddhisattva, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

This earthenware figure may have been based on a bronze model. The relief dates from the earliest period of Buddhist sculpture in China. Buddhism entered China from India around 150 AD. Indian influence is stil... More

World Savior (Tirthankara) Parshvanatha Seated in Meditation with Serpent Hood

World Savior (Tirthankara) Parshvanatha Seated in Meditation with Serp...

A statue of a person sitting in a lotus position, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Two Statuettes of Guanyin - Public domain museum image. A gold statue of a woman on a pedestal

Two Statuettes of Guanyin - Public domain museum image. A gold statue ...

In the course of Buddhism’s gradual dissemination throughout Asia, the iconography of its idols evolved under regional influences. For instance, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara from India is known as Guanyin in... More

Guanyin sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman with a hat on her head

Guanyin sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of a wo...

Two Statuettes of Guanyin. In the course of Buddhism’s gradual dissemination throughout Asia, the iconography of its idols evolved under regional influences. For instance, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara from I... More

Shiva as the Shaiva Sage Lakulisha LACMA AC1992.57.1

Shiva as the Shaiva Sage Lakulisha LACMA AC1992.57.1

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shiva_as_the_Shaiva_Sage_Lakulisha_LACMA_AC1992.57.1.jpg ) ..Description..Title.Shiva as the Shaiva Sage Lakulisha..Description..: India, Ut... More

Shiva as the Shaiva Sage Lakulisha LACMA AC1992.57.1

Shiva as the Shaiva Sage Lakulisha LACMA AC1992.57.1

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Shiva sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man holding a sword

Shiva sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man ...

Sculptuur voorstellend Siva. Public domain photograph of sculpture object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Ganesha, with the head of an elephant, is the son of the Hindu deity Shiva. He holds prayer beads in his right upper hand, while his trunk bends downwards to grasp some treats from a small bowl. The axe in his ... More

God Ganesha, Cambodia - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

God Ganesha, Cambodia - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chi...

Public domain photo of sculpture, India, classical or archaic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Goddess of Abundance Enthroned on Lion and Lustrated by Elephants

Goddess of Abundance Enthroned on Lion and Lustrated by Elephants

Public domain photo of sculpture, India, classical or archaic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Four-Armed Seated God Ganesha - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Four-Armed Seated God Ganesha - Public domain dedication, Art Institut...

Public domain photo of sculpture, India, classical or archaic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Two Bells, bronze sculpture, Asia

Two Bells, bronze sculpture, Asia

These ritual bells were suspended from chains or in a frame, and rung by being struck with a stick. In Buddhist rituals they serve to attract believers’ attention, while in Hindu rituals they invite the presenc... More

Standing Buddha sculpture, Asia

Standing Buddha sculpture, Asia

Although this figure was found on Java, it was most likely made elsewhere and exported to Indonesia. The drapery folds of the monk’s robe are characteristic of Buddha figures from India or Sri Lanka. The protub... More

Vishnu sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman holding a flower

Vishnu sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of a wom...

This statuette of the Hindu god Vishnu has undergone some modifications in the course of time. The deity holds a discus (cakra) in his raised right hand, while his lowered left hand probably rested on a club (g... More

Celestial Beauty (Apsara) - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Celestial Beauty (Apsara) - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of...

Public domain photo of sculpture, India, 16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Garuda, Mount of God Vishnu - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Garuda, Mount of God Vishnu - Public domain dedication, Art Institute ...

Public domain photo of sculpture, India, classical or archaic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Celestial Beauty (Apsara) - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Celestial Beauty (Apsara) - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of...

Public domain photo of sculpture, India, classical or archaic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon

Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon

A bronze figure of deity, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Three-headed Vishnu, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Three-headed Vishnu, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Vishnu is represented here with two extra heads, that of a lion and that of a boar. Originally he also had four arms. This manifestation of the Hindu god was especially popular in Kashmir between the 8th and 10... More

Nandishvara, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

Nandishvara, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

Nandishvara is one of the two guards at the entrance to temples of the Hindu god Shiva. He has the appearance of an elegant young man and stands on Shiva’s right side. In one hand he holds a circle of prayer be... More

Brahma, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Brahma, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

The Hindu deity Brahma is easy to recognize by his four faces, each directed toward one of the four cardinal directions. He is revered as the creator of the universe and is often part of the group of supreme de... More

Mahakala, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

Mahakala, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

The second guard at a Shiva temple is Mahakala, who stands on Shiva’s left side. His demonic characteristics – wild hair, bulging eyes and open mouth, a fat body and curled-up toes – make him the opposite of th... More

Male deity, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Male deity, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

This figure comes from one of the shrines at Candi Loro Jonggrang, the largest Hindu temple complex in Central Java. The three most important temples in the complex are dedicated to the gods Shiva, Vishnu and B... More

Ganesha sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of an elephant on a pedestal

Ganesha sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A statue of an e...

Hindu religion and mythology feature elements of the animal world. The Hindu god Shiva is often depicted riding on a bull, but is here shown supported by a seated figure with a bull’s head. Animal strength is a... More

Lintel, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

Lintel, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

This monster – who is traditionally identifed with the demon Kala – protected the entrances to Hindu and Buddhist temples against evil spirits. The stone was once placed above the entrance to one of the 240 sma... More

Religious teacher, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Religious teacher, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

A guru or religious teacher serves a god by spreading his doctrine among the people. This particular guru is a servant of Shiva, as is clear from the trident (Shiva’s weapon). He is carrying a string of prayer ... More

Bull, Possibly God Shiva's Mount, Nandi

Bull, Possibly God Shiva's Mount, Nandi

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God Vishnu, bronze - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a person on a throne

God Vishnu, bronze - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a ...

A bronze figure of deity, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

A bronze statue of the goddess durga, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Shiva sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of a man holding a bird

Shiva sculpture, Asia - Public domain museum image. A bronze statue of...

Hindu religion and mythology feature elements of the animal world. The Hindu god Shiva is often depicted riding on a bull, but is here shown supported by a seated figure with a bull’s head. Animal strength is a... More

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

The Hindu god Brahma, creator of the physical world, can be easily identified by his four faces, which survey the four cardinal directions. He was considered a secondary deity and very few temples are dedicated... More

Lintel, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

Lintel, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum, volcanic stone andesite

This head of a monster once adorned the top of a niche in the wall of a small shrine at Candi Loro Jonggrang, a large Hindu temple complex in Central Java. The term candi is used in Indonesia to denote both Hin... More

Shiva, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

The Hindu deity Shiva holds a jar of sacred water in his lower left hand and prayer beads in his upper right hand. We know from the smaller silver statuette nearby that in his two other hands he probably held a... More

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva was the most important Hindu deity of ancient Java. Great temples were dedicated to him and images of him were made in stone, bronze, and precious metal. This pair of silver statuettes shows him together ... More

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva was the most important Hindu deity of ancient Java. Great temples were dedicated to him and images of him were made in stone, bronze, and precious metal. This pair of silver statuettes shows him together ... More

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha - Public domain museum image. A statue of an elephant sitting on top of a table

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha - Public domain museum image. A statue of ...

Shiva was the most important Hindu deity of ancient Java. Great temples were dedicated to him and images of him were made in stone, bronze, and precious metal. This pair of silver statuettes shows him together ... More

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

Brahma and Shiva sculpture, Asia

The Hindu god Brahma, creator of the physical world, can be easily identified by his four faces, which survey the four cardinal directions. He was considered a secondary deity and very few temples are dedicated... More

Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles LACMA AC1995.192.4

Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles LACMA AC1995.192.4

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ganesha,_Lord_of_Obstacles_LACMA_AC1995.192.4.jpg ) .Description..Title.Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles..Description..: India, West Bengal, circa... More

Shiva en Parvati, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva en Parvati, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Shiva en Parvati met achter hen hemelingen in relief; een gedeelte van de benen, de lotus- troon en de rijdieren ontbreken. Op sokkel.

Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles Ravana (right), Architectural Panel with Ramayana (Adventures of Rama) Scenes LACMA M.89.159.1 (6 of 6)

Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles ...

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Architectural Section with a Representation of a Temple LACMA M.90.181

Architectural Section with a Representation of a Temple LACMA M.90.181

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Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles Ravana (right), Architectural Panel with Ramayana (Adventures of Rama) Scenes LACMA M.89.159.1 (3 of 6)

Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles ...

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Coin LACMA M.77.55.9 (2 of 2) - coin, public domain photograph

Coin LACMA M.77.55.9 (2 of 2) - coin, public domain photograph

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coin_LACMA_M.77.55.9_(2_of_2).jpg ) .Description..Title.Coin (image 2 of 2)..Description..: South India, 8th-10th century.: Tools and Equipm... More

God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

God Vishnu with Lakshmi and Sarasvati

A bronze figure of deity, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dancing God Shiva (Natesha) - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman holding a fan

Dancing God Shiva (Natesha) - Public domain museum image. A statue of ...

A statue of a woman holding a fan, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Emblem of the God Shiva (Linga)

Emblem of the God Shiva (Linga)

A bronze sculpture of a cylinder with a long neck, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Two Bells, bronze - Public domain museum image. A bronze bell with a statue on top of it

Two Bells, bronze - Public domain museum image. A bronze bell with a s...

These ritual bells were suspended from chains or in a frame, and rung by being struck with a stick. In Buddhist rituals they serve to attract believers’ attention, while in Hindu rituals they invite the presenc... More

Bell, bronze - Public domain museum image. A large bronze urn with a domed lid

Bell, bronze - Public domain museum image. A large bronze urn with a d...

Sound is crucial in Hindu Buddhist rituals. It attracts attention, fosters concentration, and purifies the environment. A loose ball inside the bell, standing on a triangular base, rings when it is moved.

Heavenly beauty - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman holding a flower

Heavenly beauty - Public domain museum image. A statue of a woman hold...

A statue of a woman holding a flower, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fragment of a Temple Doorway Lintel

Fragment of a Temple Doorway Lintel

Public domain photo of a 3d object, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles LACMA M.84.223.1 (2 of 2)

Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles LACMA M.84.223.1 (2 of 2)

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ganesha,_Lord_of_Obstacles_LACMA_M.84.223.1_(2_of_2).jpg ) .Description..Title.Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles (image 2 of 2)..Description..: Ind... More

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

The fight between the Hindu goddess Durga and the demon is described in various Sanskrit texts, which are well known to Hindus. The demon could change shape. He first appeared as a buffalo and was beheaded by D... More

The Bodhisattva Manjushri - Public domain museum image. A statue of a person sitting in a lotus position

The Bodhisattva Manjushri - Public domain museum image. A statue of a ...

Manjushri sits on his mount, the lion, in a relaxed pose. To the right on the water lily lies his attribute, the book, symbol of wisdom. With his hands he makes the gesture of setting the wheel of law in motion... More

Recumbent bull, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Recumbent bull, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

All the gods in the Hindu pantheon have animal mounts that share character traits with their riders. Shiva’s mount is a bull, the symbol of power and virility. This bull is richly decked out as befits an animal... More

"Rustam Slays the White Elephant", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Rustam Slays the White Elephant", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of King...

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Bhima Defeates Duryodhana", Folio from a Razmnama, India

"Bhima Defeates Duryodhana", Folio from a Razmnama, India

Public domain photo of a golden object, India, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

"Rama Receives Sugriva and Jambavat, the Monkey and Bear Kings", Folio from a Ramayana

"Rama Receives Sugriva and Jambavat, the Monkey and Bear Kings", Folio...

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"The Death of King Dasharatha, the Father of Rama", Folio from a Ramayana

"The Death of King Dasharatha, the Father of Rama", Folio from a Ramay...

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Vishnu Trivikrama - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

Vishnu Trivikrama - Public domain dedication, Art Institute of Chicago

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Horse-Headed Yogini Hayagriva Seated Holding a Child

Horse-Headed Yogini Hayagriva Seated Holding a Child

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