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Mark Cartwright
by Fowler&fowler
published on 23 May 2015

Ganga, the Hindu personification of the River Ganges. A sandstone lintel from a temple at Beshnagar, c. 500 CE. The goddess stands on a makara (a mix of crocodile and elephant) which symbolises the life-giving nature of water.

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