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Kamadhenu, the "Wishing Cow"

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Kamadhenu, the "Wishing Cow"
Author(s): Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Laksmi, other goddesses, Ganesa, Visvakarman, Surya, Wishing Cow, Hell, etc
Description: See Walker, Hindu World, s.v. Siva and Parvati look down approvingly while she provides a libation for the linga. The iconography of this strange figure seems to have been influenced by Islam, since the Kamadhenu has several points in common (e.g. the woman's face and the peacock plume) with Al-Borak, the winged steed which carried Muhammad to heaven on his Miraj.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3966


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