[INDOLOGY] who is the deity on the photograph?

RHKoch rolfheiner.koch at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 10:57:04 UTC 2015

Dear Roelf,

we coming closer to the place in Delhi where this statue is located
via this link (directing to the Bijwasan area of Delhi:)



Rolf Heinrich Koch

Am 14.09.2015 um 08:34 schrieb Roelf Barkhuis:
> 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
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