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Po Nagar temple
In situ image of façade of north tower depicting the Hindu goddess Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon with two attendant figures. Four armed form of the Hindu deity Durga, in her form Mahisasuramardini, standing with her right foot above the buffalo demon Mahisa. Two musician attendants are shown in the lower corners of the composition. Durga's primary right hand is in the gesture of removing fear, while her upper right hand holds….her primary left hand holds a trident spear while her upper left hand holds the stem of a plant.
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ca. 781 CE
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unknown Cham (Vietnamese)
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Refers to the style originating in former kingdom of Champa which later integrated with styles of the Vietnamese region and other parts of Southeast Asia. The Cham influence in the Vietnamese region is driven by the spread of animist beliefs, Javanese models and motifs, and Indian-influenced styles and beliefs featuring brahmanes temples adorned with female images, ceremonial rites performed in honor of deified heroes, and religious themes adopted from Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Mahayana Buddhism.
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religions (belief systems, cultures)
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© Dianne J. Bernier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license, https://creativecom
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