Agni figure, Khajuraho

Illustration

Anindita Basu
by
published on 29 July 2016

Agni, the fire god. He holds a sacrificial altar, the Vedas, and a water pot, and is surrounded by four smaller fires, their skeletal forms showing the effect they have on humans. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India, 11th CE.



About the Author

Anindita Basu
Anindita is a technical writer and editor. Her off-work interests include Indology, data visualisation, and etymology.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Remove Ads

Advertisement