Venugopal, Ganesha and Saint


National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

Intricately carved statute of Venugopal in center is flanked by Ganesha and Saint’s images on both side and all of them stand on double lotus seat. All three divinities stands under carved arch, which depicts kirtimukha (face of glory) on top, and their seats, have been fixed on long rectangular pedestal.

The name Venugopal refers to Krishna with flute (venu), is also known as Gopala, he stands cross legged along with cow and flanked by garland bearers. Sharp featured image of Krishna is adorned with ornamental crown, vanamala, armlet, necklaces, bangles, anklets, dhoti and sash. Four armed Ganesha is portrayed in his traditional style on the right side, while two armed saint is on left hand side. The crowned Gamesha sits on mouse and holds his aydha (weapons) i.e, elephant goda, noose, tusk and sweet. Two armed saint is also jeweled and he wears; necklaces, bangles and anklet


  • Title: Venugopal, Ganesha and Saint
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1800/1900
  • Location: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Physical Dimensions: Wood, Ht. 40.5; Wd. 42; Dep. 8.5 cm.
  • Accession Number: 62.103

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