Thursday, March 12, 2015

Government Museum Chennai - Hindu Goddesses Gallery

This is in continuation of my previous post.Most of these sculptures pertain to the period 9th - 16th century. The sculptors followed the rules laid down in the Shilpa Sastras. The Goddesses are either in the form of Durgai or Mahisasamardini or Sakthi or some of other form.The exquisite skill displayed in sculpting the head dress,the clothes and their folds,the ornamentation(necklaces/arm bands/ear rings,waist chains,anklets) and the graceful poses and facial features is divine.


  1. I understand why the entrance fee is steep. These sculptures are gorgeous.

  2. Beautiful sculptures. I am glad they are preserved.

  3. I'm glad the ancient sculptures are being preserved. The ornamental details are amazing!

  4. The idols are a delight to see for the intricate detail and graceful beauty. thanks a lot.

  5. It is interesting to see these sculptures. They are gorgeous.Although the sculptures in Japan originated in India, they are different.

    Have a good day.

  6. Nice, It looks like they are well labelled too.

  7. Very beautiful statues, Ram.
    Glad they are well taken care of at the museum, instead of decorating someone's home.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)


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