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Srisailam Bhramarambha Mallikharjuna Swami Temple Bronzes

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CHANDRASEKHARA MURTHY (8th Century):
This is a Panchaloha set of God Chandrasekhara Murthy positioned on a rectangular base that consists of Padmapeetha. The deity is in standing posture and wears a tiger skin garment. He has four hands, by which he holds Parasu in the upper right hand and the lower right hand is in Abhayahastha pose. The upper left hand holds Mruga and the lower left hand is in Varamudra pose. Kireetamakuta is seen in a special way. The deity is adorned with various ornaments along with yagnopaveetham.

Goddess Parvathi is seen in sthanakapose on the Padmapeetha. Her beautifully moulded garment has several folds. Her right hand holds the Neelotpala and the left hand is Prasarita dakshinahastha. The Goddess is adorned with several usual ornaments like Karnabharanas, Kanthabharanas etc., along with the yagnopaveetham.

Sri Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Srisailam

NATARAJA (9th Century A.D):
This is a finely polished bronze of Nataraja having a base Padmapeetha. The deity is in Anandatandav pose with his right leg placed on the Apasmara Purusha. The left leg is raised high and turned towards right, which shows the characteristic Natyabhangima. Garment is shown up to the half portion of thighs. Among his four arms, the upper right hand holds the Damaru and the lower right hand is in Abhayahastha. The upper left hand holds the fire pot and the lower left hand is bent across the chest towards right in gajahastha pose. Manjeerams and Noopurams (anklets) are seen in the foot. There are nine Jatas. In between the first and second row of them at right, the Ganga in Anjalihastha Pose is seen. In the left of the Makutam there is Chandravanka. The deity is adorned with ear ornaments, necklaces, Keyuras, a Naga Udarabhanda and yagnopaveetham. There is a Nagamakuta and in which a crown of feathers are also seen. There is a halo around the deity which is designed with Agnisikhas.

SIVAKAMA SUNDARI (9th Century):
This is the most beautiful bronze idol of Sivakamasundari in sthanaka pose on a rectangular base having Padmapeetha. Beautifully moulded garments can be seen up to the ankles. The right hand is in Katakahastha pose and the left hand is Prasaritadakshina hastha. She is adorned with ear ornaments, several necklaces and the Mangalasutram. The deity has a wonderful Kiritamakuta and is also shown with Yagnopaveetham.

CHANDRASEKHARA MURTHY (11th Century):
This bronze of Chandrasekhara Murthy with Parvathi is on Padmapeetha. The God, wearing tiger skin garment, is standing on Samapadabhangima. He has four hands and holds Parasu (axe) in upper right hand and the lower right hand is in Abhayahastha. The upper left hand holds a Mruga (deer) and the lower left hand is in the Varamudra. There is a Jatamakuta, which also consists of Chandravanka. The deity is adorned with Udarabadhas and several ornaments, besides the yagnopaveetha.

Goddess Parvathi is seen in sthanaka pose wearing the garment which is in several folds. Her right hand is Katakahastha and the left hand is Prasaritha Dakshinahastha. The Goddess holds a Nilotpala in the right hand. The deity is adorned with several ornaments and yagnopaveetham. The Kireetamakuta is beautifully moulded.

STHANAKA GANAPATHI (10th Century):
This beautiful bronze idol of Sthanaka Ganapathi is on a square base having Padmapeetha. The deity has four hands and the upper right hand holds a portion of Ankusa and the lower right hand holds the danta. The upper left hand holds pasa and the lower left hand holds the modaka. He is adorned with kanthabharanas and bhujangabhushanas. There is yagnopaveetha and the stomach has nagabhanda.

NATARAJA (12th Century):
This beautifully moulded bronze idol of Nataraja is one of the finest of this kind in South India. It has a lotus base, on which Nataraja is seen in Anandatandava pose. His right foot is on the Apasmara purusha and left leg is lifted high towards right. The Apasmarapurusha holds a Naga in the left hand and has slightly bent his right leg. The God has four hands and the upper right hand holds the Damaru and the lower right hand is with the Abhayahastha. The upper left hand holds a fire pot whereas the lower left hand is bent across the chest to the right and is in characteristic Natyabhangima. The deity has five Jatas and to the right of the top, Ganga and Chandravanka is seen on the left side. The God is shown with a crown of feathers where a Kapala and Nagabharanas are noticed on either side of it.

SIVAKAMA SUNDARI (16th Century):
This bronze is in standing pose on a rectangular base with Padmapeetha. The right hand of the deity is in the katakahastha pose and the left hand is in prasaritha dakshinahastha. The Goddess is adorned with garment and decorated with several ornaments like Karnabharanas, Kanthabharanas, Bhujakeertees along with Mangalasutram. A Kireetamakuta is seen on the head.

GANGADHARA MURTHY AND DEVI (17th Century):
The idol of Gangadhara Murthy is on a rectangular base with a circular peetham and pedestal on it. There is a beautifully carved Ganga on the right portion of the makutam. The God has four arms and the upper right hand holds a Parasu and the lower right hand is in Abhayachinmudra pose. The upper left hand holds a Mrugam and the lower left hand is in Varahastha. The God wears beautifully moulded garment and is adorned with usual ear and neck ornaments.

The Goddess is in Sthanata pose and is adorned with garment. Her right hand is the Katakahastha and holds a lotus bud, whereas the left hand is the Prasaritha dakshitahastha. The Goddess has Kireetamakuta and is adorned with several usual ornaments like tatankas and necklaces.

NATARAJA (17th Century):
This Nataraja bronze is on a rectangular base having Padmapeetha. The God is in Anandatandava pose. The right foot is placed on Apasmara Purusha and the left foot is lifted high towards right. The God has four arms and the upper right arm holds a damaru whereas the lower right hand is in Abhayahastha pose. On the beautifully moulded damaru, the leather spread is clearly shown. The upper left hand holds a fire pot whereas the lower left hand is bent across the chest in the Natyabhangima. Five Jatas are seen and Ganga is carved to the right of them. The God has a feather crown and chandravanka is seen on its left. The Kapala is also seen in the crown. The God is adorned with a beautifully sculptured skin garment. He is surrounded by a circular Prabha that is moulded with decorative designs. Makarathorana is seen on either side of the Apasmara Purusha. Agnisikhas are shown on the outer side of the Prabha and Keerthimukha is also noticed on its top. The God is adorned with several usual ornaments.

The exclusive feature of this bronze is that there is an upper cloth that touches the prabha in an attractive manner.

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