Thursday, May 19, 2011

Statue of Mahishasura, Mysore

Chamundi Hills at Mysore offers lot of attractions. One among them is colorful statue of daemon Mahishasura. 


This gigantic image of the daemon greets visitors as they reach summit of the hill. In one hand there is cobra, while in another hand there is sword. This statue was built, along with the steps leading up the hill during the reign of King Dodda Devaraja.

As per the legend the demon was vanquished by Goddess Chamundeshwari as a symbol of victory of good over evil.

49 comments:

Zuzana said...

Wow, very impressive statue. How tall is it? He is so colourful, that despite the items he is holding he doesn't look too menacing.;)
xoxo

Indrani said...

Makes a good subject for photography.

sush said...

This links me to nostalgia. I miss home now. We spent 2 golden years in kushalnagar watching this demon frequently.

Team G Square said...

Amazing statue .

V Rakesh said...

Impressive!

joo said...

It's an amazing sculpture!

ladyfi said...

Wow - great statue.. That's one way to frighten off your enemies...

Carver said...

Great shot of the statue.

Liz said...

Great capture. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Sylvia K said...

Awesome, colorful capture! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Rajesh! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

He looks pretty ferocious, I'm glad he was vanquished, and by a goddess at that!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a cool statue. :)

Kim, USA said...

In could only imagine this statue is huge. Thanks for sharing!
SWF

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF and very interesting blog post!Have a nice weekend and enjoy it!

Gary said...

Again a great post Rajesh!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pearl Maple said...

liked your posts on the poetry of stone

and this photo of a brightly coloured statue

thanks for adding to the SWF party

Tammie said...

wow, that is quite a statue!

ewok1993 said...

what an interesting statue. very colorful.

George said...

This is a very impressive (and colorful) statue.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What an imposing statue--and a fascinating story. Thank you!

SKY DITTY

A little birdie told me,
Although I don’t know why,
That if I were to look up,
Way up into the sky,
I’d see some wondrous planets,
The moon and sun and stars –
There before my very eyes
Blazed Jupiter and Mars!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Big Cemetery Sky

kavita said...

Have seen one .Nice picture ;

Babli said...

I have been to Mysore and visited this place. Great shot.

innergybeauty said...

I wanna go to your place. Its so beautiful. Pls try to check my entry. Happy sky watch!

Rizalenio said...

Wow! Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

magiceye said...

imposing!

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Ebie said...

What a huge and colorful statue!

alicesg said...

The statue looked marvelous. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

thomas said...

wow! a fierce looking daemon.

Jacob said...

He looks rather threatening - in a comic book way. Glad to know that it was a female goddess than vanquished him! :-)

Sivinden said...

Colourful statue and interesting reading:)

Life Ramblings said...

a lovely and colourful statue.

clairz said...

Colorful and amazing! You always have such fascinating photos.

Jeet said...

Have been there. The view of mysore city from Chamundi hills in the early morning and evening is great.

Leovi said...

Beautiful colors, has a face very fierce. Greetings.

eden said...

Wow, that is huge! Great photo.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful capture and detail! I had been to chamundi hills twice.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, very cool statue, it looks like a giant. Great photo. thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. The statue is really huge may be around 20ft.

sandeep said...

i'd never visited chamundi even after passing through mysore more than 100 times :) looks like its more than time to make amends!

Genie said...

What a fine statue to photograph, and you did a fine job. Love all the intricate designs in his outfit. Do not think I would want to mess with the guy. Nice capture.

RNSANE said...

Great picture. Good to know he was vanquished by a goddess. We ladies can be formidable!!

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Have a great week!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

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Jama said...

Impressive statue!

Jeet said...

I have been to chamundi hills, sunrise and sunset from here is amazing.

Rashmi Nair said...

WOAH! Awestruck-ed!

Arti said...

The demon is scary! Beautifully captured shot!

NICKYmax007 said...

Totally awesome,Indian mythology is very rich and gives such a wonderful art form. Awesome click.

Rajesh said...

I am glad you all liked it.