Thursday, January 11, 2018

Image: Ravana



Ravana.
Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
(Wikimedia)

Where is the tenth head? (Ravana traditionally has ten heads and twenty arms.) Well, while Ravana often holds a veena, here the veena is made of a Ravana-head-and-arm, which is a motif you can see elsewhere in Ravana iconography.




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