HAVE YOU MISSED THESE WALL-RELIEFS
IN YOUR 'parikrama' ?
Siva's fierce manifestation . He has three eyes, fangs out,
carries a severed head in his lower left arm.
Noticeable : his earrings are identical,
Ganas are normal people - no skeletal figure here.
Sculptor could not manage the shape of Siva's right leg !
We would have missed them if we did not decide to look for interesting wall-reliefs on the Nandi Pavilions. The circumbulatory path of this sprawling temple with two 'garbhagrihas' and its interior offer such an oeuvre of photographer's delight ! Only on 2nd thought, we decided to venture this side. As such , I was bogged down with a weak battery and my enthusiasm level was low. Ruby covered more than I could with my sleepy camera.
A close of the severed head, being carried by Siva Bhairava.
MahisasuraMardini. A perfect study of attributes.
She is about to pierce a demon mounted on the lion's shoulder - strange & uncommon imagery.
Sculptor could not manage buffalo's shape & size.
NOTE - Ruby Chatterji has suggested that the demon/lion corner is not at all clear ! Here is an exploded view :