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The Hindoo Trimurti

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The Trimurti or three-headed deity in the caves of Elephanta.

This is a sculpture of the most remote antiquity, but the dress, the beads, the sacred cord and other religious symbols declare it to be the work of Hindoos. In anthropomorphising the Deity, men always adopt their own typical countenance for that of their God. Hence their idols betray the national features. Now, observe the profiles of Vishnu and Siva in this Trimurti.

Author
Notes on Noses
Eden Warwick
Published in 1864
Available from gutenberg.org
Keywords
Gods, India, Religion
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