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9th century statue of Shiva found in Kashmir


A statue of the Hindu god Shiva which dates back to the 9th century A.D. has been found in southern Kashmir.

The department experts investigating the discovery have described it a big achievement in field of Kashmir sculpture history. The sculpture has been identified as Lord Shiva, shown wearing three peaked crown. The sculpture has broken arms and legs depicting Shiva with a third eye on its forehead.

The sculpture has been dated to the 9th century AD and has close resemblance with the Vishnu sculptures found earlier from Awantipora.

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Story: Kashmir Dispatch | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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