Kotravai Sculpture

  • Recently, a team of archaeologists discovered an eighth-century Kotravai sculpture near Ulundurpet, in Tamil Nadu, dating back to the Pallava period.
  • The sculpture stands five feet tall and four feet wide, depicting Kotravai with eight hands, characteristic of the eighth century.
  • The sculpture features various elements such as chakkara, sword, bell, and abhaya mudra in the right hands, and conch, bow, shield, and Uru Mudhra in the left hands, along with bangles.
  • Kotravai is the Tamil goddess of war and victory. She is also the mother goddess, and the goddess of fertility, agriculture, and hunters. Her name comes from ....
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