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see HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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Durga

malignant goddess of war. [Hinduism: Leach, 330]
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depicting deities, concepts, legends, and topics of Hinduism, including Shiva-Parvati, Krishna-Radha, Circular dance of Krishna and the gopis, Dancing Ganesh with the Mahvidyas, Religious mendicant, Krishna's brother Balaram, Ardhnarishvara, Figure of Shani (from around 10th century), Vishnu and his avatars, Gandharva, Durga Mahishasuramardini, Surya the sun god, Krishna as the divine cowherd, Krishna serenading Radha, 24 manifestations of Vishnu, Rama and Sita enthroned in Ayodhya, Lotus-clad Radha and Krishna, etc.
Among those included in the exhibition are a metal mask of Devi (mohra), a typical example of the art of Himachal Pradesh, an elegant bronze sculpture from the south depicting Parvati in a sinuous pose and several stone and bronze sculptures in which the Devi appears in the iconography of Mahishasuramardini, the most often depicted of the goddess's mythical feats.
That was the ivory altarpiece of Durga Mahishasuramardini featuring Kartik wearing a hat and Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi and Saraswati sporting European crowns.