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Madurai: Siva-Vishnu

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Kenneth W.
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T23:31:54Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T23:31:54Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3819
dc.identifier.otherAR HIN-117
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196205
dc.descriptionHere on a pillar in the temple at Madurai, is an image combining Vishnu and Siva, the two great gods of Hinduism, indicating that they are really the same. The god on the left is Vishnu, called Narayana, which is Vishnu as the creator of the universe. On the right is Siva
dc.descriptionnote that the figure on the right combines the male and female aspects of Siva
dc.descriptionthe right half of the figure is male, and the left is female with female features, breast, and hip. Vishnu, called Hari, and Siva, called Hara, are sometimes identified as Hari-Hara, indicating that both are representations of the Supreme Being.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectHindu images: Household Images
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectsculpture
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleMadurai: Siva-Vishnu
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Kenneth W. Morgan, Visual Education Service, The Divinity School, Yale University
dc.date.updated2019-12-18T23:31:54Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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