Indian Culture - Nate Cantor
I believe this shows Indian culture because Buddha is a deity worshipped by many in India. Buddha is present in both Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which can be found in India.
I believe this displays Indian culture because it shows Shiva, a very prominent entity in Hinduism. This is one representation of him.
I think this shows Indian culture because, even though it is another picture of Buddha, it is a very different representation of him. This shows that Hindu Gods can be represented in many ways.
This is a demonic entity in Hindu mythology, known as a Rakshasa. I thought this would be interesting to include since I don't think many people have heard a lot about Hindu mythology.
I believe this represents India because even though the statue is not of Indian origin, it shows a cow and her calf. Cows are viewed as sacred in Hinduism.
This is a statue of Lord Vishnu, another deity found in Hinduism. The Goddess Ganga, and effectively the Ganges River, was said to come from the sweat of Lord Vishnu's feet, among other ideas.
This is a statue of a Naga, another creature found in Hindu mythology. Naga are often represented as serpents or serpent people. I think they're a very interesting concept!
This is another statue of Shiva, this time in another representation of him dancing. Shiva is sometimes rendered dancing in a ring of fire, so I thought this would be cooler than him sitting down.
This is significant to Indian culture because a portion of the Indian population wear turbans. Turbans can be found most often on Sikhs, and is a way to easily identify them.
This is significant to Indian culture because it shows a temple where Indians perform worship.
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