What Lokeshvara is this ?

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What Lokeshvara is this ?

Postby vinodh » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:25 pm

HI All,

I recently visited a famous Shiva temple near Mangalore, South India. The temple was previously Buddhist, and later became temple dedicated to Shiva.

The temple still holds a bronze idol of Lokeshvara. The Lokeshvara is of three faces, and Six Arms.

It would be nice if some one could comment more on the Iconography of this Lokeshvara.

I attach the picture of the idol below.

They are no pujas currently offered to Lokeshvara,except for a flower garland. It is named as "Trilokeshvara" by the temple authorities.

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Re: What Lokeshvara is this ?

Postby plwk » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:18 pm

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