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Manikkavachakar

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

This is the image of the Saiva saint Manikkavachakar. The raised right hand is in china - mudra (the index finger and thumb are joined); while in the left he holds the Tiruvachkam manuscript bearing a mutilated inscription. The hair is short and he is dressed like a monk with ringlets falling over the forehead.

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  • Title: Manikkavachakar
  • Date Created: 12th Century CE
  • Location: South India
  • Physical Dimensions: Ht. 50.2 cm., Wd. 21.8 cm., Dep. 20.8 cm.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Dynasty: Late Chola

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