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Durga Slays Mahisha

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 17 December 2018
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The goddess Durga slaying the buffalo demon Mahisha. This sculpture shows the terrifying goddess while killing a demon. In her hands she holds her typical attributes of a trident, skull drum, sacrificial knife, sling, shield, bell, and a blood bowl.

India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Dynasty, 11th / 12th century CE. Exhibited at Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. V. D. (2018, December 17). Durga Slays Mahisha. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9725/durga-slays-mahisha/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Durga Slays Mahisha." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9725/durga-slays-mahisha/.

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Durga Slays Mahisha." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2018. Web. 10 Apr 2021.

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