Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara (“The Slayer of the elephant demon”) depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara ("The Slayer of the elephant demon") depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
This sculpture was hidden among the encroachments but revealed once they’re cleared recently. It’s a rare sculpture depicting the mythical story where Lord Shiva slayed a demon that came in the form of elephant. This Puthu Mandapam was built during the early 1620 CE Nayak rule.

Sculpture of Shiva as Gajasurasamhara (“The Slayer of the elephant demon”) depicted in one of the pillar of the Puthu Mandapam at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple  for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India