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Large Balinese Garuda with Vishnu Riding. Hindu. Temple Art. Wood. Ubud. Bali. Indonesia

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  Truly Stunning!   By now you know the significance of this Hindu deity riding between the Garuda (protector) wings. If not, ask me. I have books on the symbolism .   Carved in the 1940s -1950s in the town of Ubud in the… Continue reading

Wall Panel Double Headed Naga, Java, Indonesia

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Detail: In Hinduism, the Nagas (snake) are an ancient race of snake-humans that brought fertility. In Java, these are wealthy underworld deities in a more dragon form. The two dragons have eight deities on their back and were thought to be creators of time itself. This wall art panel dates… Continue reading
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