Posted on: 15 December 2013

Bhairava, clad in an elephant skin and a tiger's hide, with the goddess Varahi seated on an elephant. He is pictured with his attributes of a drum, a corpse, a trident, a bowl, a stick and a deer in his six hands. The goddess is identified by her attributes of a plough, a sacred tree, an elephant goad, and a noose.

Gouache painting on paper. Folio from a Bhairava tantric series.

Pahari School
Kangra Style
1790-1800 AD

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