Saturday, February 24, 2018

Jatayu Sculpture

There is a gigantic ... GIGANTIC ... statue of Jatayu on the spot where he supposedly fell to earth and took his last breath. You can read more at Wikipedia: Chadayamangalam.

Here is a promotional video about the project: A Nature Park in Kerala Houses a Giant Statue of Jatayu.

And in this photo from 2013 you can see the sculpture under construction:

Vighnaharta Ganesh

There is a new series on Indian TV right now, Vighnaharta Ganesh, and here is a fascinating interview with the producer, : Abhimanyu Singh: Not just creatively, our story is also technologically advanced.

You can watch Episode 1 here; turn on CC to see English language subtitles; embedding is disabled, but just click the link to go to YouTube (all the other episodes are also at YouTube. Here is Ganesha:

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stories about Shiva's Third Eye

This fabulous article from Devdutt Pattanaik tells the stories of Shiva and his two wives, Sati and Parvati, and also the grim story of his son, Andhaka, whose birth and whose death are both deeply weird because of the power of the third eye. You can read more about Shiva, Sati, Parvati, and Andhaka at Wikipedia.

Shiva and Parvati Sculptures from Cambodia

Here is a beautiful example of Shiva and Parvati statues from Cambodia from around the year 1000 C.E. You can learn more about Shiva art at the Angkor Wat complex at Wikipedia, along with the articles about Shiva and about Parvati.