The Maharishi(Great Sage) Agastya|India,Bihar,Lakhi Sarai, 12th century.Agastya  was a great sage and religious ascetic.  He and his descendants are credited with being responsible for the introduction of Hinduism and the worship of the important god Shiva. Agastya is also believed to have taught south Indians medicine and grammar, invented the eloquent Tamil language of south India, and even written a treatise on making religious images for temples.

The Maharishi(Great Sage) Agastya|India,Bihar,Lakhi Sarai, 12th century.Agastya was a great sage and religious ascetic. He and his descendants are credited with being responsible for the introduction of Hinduism and the worship of the important god Shiva. Agastya is also believed to have taught south Indians medicine and grammar, invented the eloquent Tamil language of south India, and even written a treatise on making religious images for temples.

India, Bihar, Lakhi Sarai, South Asia The Maharishi (Great Sage) Agastya, 12th century Sculpture; Stone, Chloritoid phylliteWLA lacma 12th century Maharishi Agastya - Agastya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

India, Bihar, Lakhi Sarai, South Asia The Maharishi (Great Sage) Agastya, 12th century Sculpture; Stone, Chloritoid phylliteWLA lacma 12th century Maharishi Agastya - Agastya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

God Shiva as the Supreme Teacher, South India, 1000s-1100s, Chola Dynasty, Stone. Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA

God Shiva as the Supreme Teacher, South India, 1000s-1100s, Chola Dynasty, Stone. Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA

Somaskandamurti is one of the most popular religious images in South India. The four-armed Shiva holds a battle-ax and a deer in his upper hands and a citron in his lower left hand. His lower right hand is raised in abhayamudra (the gesture that allays fear)

Somaskandamurti is one of the most popular religious images in South India. The four-armed Shiva holds a battle-ax and a deer in his upper hands and a citron in his lower left hand. His lower right hand is raised in abhayamudra (the gesture that allays fear)

Dancing performance in front of Sage Rrishyasringa sculptures on outer wall of…

Dancing performance in front of Sage Rrishyasringa sculptures on outer wall of…

Standing Brahma.10th–11th century.Chola period (880–1279).India (South India). Granite.

Standing Brahma.10th–11th century.Chola period (880–1279).India (South India). Granite.

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