Achalgarh, Mount Abu, South Rajasthan. Relief of Adipala killing the Buffalo demon. In white marble, it stands in open, overlooking a pond, the Mandakini Kunda. 13th cent. 7 ft. high.
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Achalgarh, Mount Abu, South Rajasthan. Relief of Adipala killing the Buffalo demon. In white marble, it stands in open, overlooking a pond, the Mandakini Kunda. 13th cent. 7 ft. high.|
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
|Keywords:||Gujarat & South Rajasthan;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||Adipala, the first Paramara king, killed a buffalo-headed demon who used to drink during the night the sacred waters of the Fire fountain, to guard which the Paramara was created. The figure of the P. King, as hunter, is carved on a stele which is cut out around his figure. Next to it and against a pillar-like trunk the king holds his bow of buffalo horn. The top of the stele is carved with mango fruits, etc. The fingers of the right hand show recent damage. At present the figure is identified with the Paramara king Dharavarshadeva.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1340|
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