[INDOLOGY] who is the deity on the photograph?

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 08:19:04 EDT 2015


The image has eight hands. Aṣṭabhujā is Durgaa with eight hands. There are
quite a few temples of this deity. One is situated at Vindhyachal on the
left bank of the Ganges in Mirzapur near Varanasi.
I apologise for double posting. It was posted out of thread that could
create confusion.
Best
DB

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:27 PM, Dipak Bhattacharya <dipak.d2004 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Some further options are to be allowed. Jaddhaatrii too sits on a lion.
> Unless four other hands
>  are hidden the six hands too are obstacles.
> Best
> DB
>
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 9:53 PM, Marina Orelskaya via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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>> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:20:32 -0700
>> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] who is the deity on the photograph?
>> Dear Roelf,
>>
>> I would say it's Durga.
>> Enlarging the photograph you can see a number of plaques among the
>> offerings. They bear the canonic image of Durga sitting on her lion,
>> alongside with the canonic inscriptions in Hindi: mAtA rAnI kA SR~NgAr (the
>> love of the Goddess).
>>
>> Best,
>> Dr. Marina V. Orelskaya
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>> (~~currently in Moscow)
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>> On Mon, 9/14/15, Roelf Barkhuis <barkhuis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Subject: [INDOLOGY] who is the deity on the photograph?
>>  To: indology at list.indology.info
>>  Date: Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:34 AM
>>
>>
>>  Dear INDOLOGY members,
>>  Can anybody tell
>>  us the name of the deity on the attached photograph, and the
>>  festive occasion for which the offerings have been prepared
>>  (also taking the month of the year into
>>  account)?
>>  The photograph
>>  was taken in New Delhi, India, March 2007.
>>
>>  The offerings
>>  include pottery with sprouted Barley (Hordeum
>>  vulgare), a decorated coconut (Cocos nucifera)
>>  and flowers of several plants.
>>
>>  Sprouting barley
>>  has also been documented in Calcutta (november 2014), where
>>  it is offered for sale as germinated grain and as seedlings
>>  in pottery, similar to the one on the photo.
>>
>>  I am asking
>>  this question on behalf of the author of the photograph,
>>  René Cappers. He is currently preparing a book on
>>  traditional agriculture practices and food
>>  preparation.
>>
>>  With kind regards and thanks in advance for your help,
>>
>>  Roelf
>>  Barkhuis
>>  BarkhuisKooiweg
>>  389761 GL Eeldethe
>>  Netherlands+31 50
>>  3080936info at barkhuis.nlwww.barkhuis.nl
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