Trident with Shiva as Ardhanari (Half-Woman) ca. 1050, Chola dynasty, South India, The Cleveland Museum of Art In this hybrid form of the deity, Shiva assumes his own form and that of his consort, Uma. The right half of the figure’s anatomy depicts...

Trident with Shiva as Ardhanari (Half-Woman) ca. Chola dynasty, South India, The Cleveland Museum of Art In this hybrid form of the deity, Shiva assumes his own form and that of his consort, Uma. The right half of the figure’s anatomy depicts.

The famous Atakur Hero Stone inscription (949 C.E.) featuring an exciting retelling of the “the battle between ‘Kali’ the hound and a wild boar, and the victory of Rashtrakuta Emperor Krishna III over the Chola dynasty of Tanjore”.

The famous Atakur Hero Stone inscription (949 C.E.) featuring an exciting retelling of the “the battle between ‘Kali’ the hound and a wild boar, and the victory of Rashtrakuta Emperor Krishna III over the Chola dynasty of Tanjore”.

The Bhoganandishwara Temple was built during the Chola Dynasty and contains stone Nandi statues and carvings.

Veerabhadra temple, Lepakshi and Bhoganandishwara temple, Nandi Hills, India - A Photo Essay

Shiva Vinadhara   (Holder of the Vina)  India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Dynasty  ca. 950  Bronze  Freer Galler

Shiva Vinadhara (Holder of the Vina) India, State of Tamil Nadu, Chola Dynasty ca. 950 Bronze Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.

Shiva, King of Dancers (Shiva Nataraja) India, Tamil Nadu, Chola dynasty, 1100s bronze

Shiva, King of Dancers (Shiva Nataraja) India, Tamil Nadu, Chola dynasty, bronze

hinducosmos: “ Mahaganapati with Shakti 11th centurya Chola dynasty, South india, Bronze figure. ” Mahā Gaṇapati with Siddhī 11th Century Cola Bronze Thanjavur region

hinducosmos: “ Mahaganapati with Shakti centurya Chola dynasty, South india, Bronze figure. ” Mahā Gaṇapati with Siddhī Century Cola Bronze Thanjavur region

Chola Dynasty : Chola Empire (9th–13th century)

Get information about Pandyan Dynasty, Origin, Rulers and Fall of the Pandyans. Get Pandyan Dynasty Map with major cities and current country boundaries.

Shiva as Brahma, late 900s or early 1000s South India, Chola dynasty, late 10th - early 11th century

Shiva as Brahma, late or early South India, Chola dynasty, late - early century

Uttama coin - Chola dynasty - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chola_dynasty

An early silver coin of Uttama Chola found in Sri Lanka showing the tiger emblem of the Cholas.In Grantha Tamil.

The origin of the Cholas dynasty is marked in ancient Tamil literature and in inscriptions. It is believed that the Cholas is the name of the ruling family or clan of ancient antiquity. There are many names in history that are commonly used for the Cholaas, such as Killi, Valavan and Sembiyan. The earliest references to Choladynasty come from the inscriptions from the 3rd century BC left by king of the Maurya Empire – Ashoka.

The origin of the Cholas dynasty is marked in ancient Tamil literature and in inscriptions. It is believed that the Cholas is the name of the ruling family or clan of ancient antiquity. There are many names in history that are commonly used for the Cholaas, such as Killi, Valavan and Sembiyan. The earliest references to Choladynasty come from the inscriptions from the 3rd century BC left by king of the Maurya Empire – Ashoka.

CHOLA DYNASTY - Rare Figure of Vishnu and Lakshmi, aka Lakshminarayana on Garuda

Rare Figure of Vishnu and Lakshmi, Lakshminarayana sold by Christie& New York, on Thursday, September 2004

Bhoga Nandeeswara Temple, Nandi Hills  This temple dedicated to lord Shiva is one of the oldest temples of Karnataka, dates back to the early 9th century. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple was constructed by the rulers of the Nolamba Dynasty and the Rashtrakuta Empire. The temple was later under the patronage of south Indian dynasties like Ganga Dynasty, Chola Dynasty, Hoysala Empire and the Vijayanagara Empire. #indianglobetrotting

Bhoga Nandeeswara Temple, Nandi Hills This temple dedicated to lord Shiva is one of the oldest temples of Karnataka, dates back to the early 9th century. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple was constructed by the rulers of the Nolamba Dynasty and the Rashtrakuta Empire. The temple was later under the patronage of south Indian dynasties like Ganga Dynasty, Chola Dynasty, Hoysala Empire and the Vijayanagara Empire. #indianglobetrotting

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