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Rjuna's Penance or Descent of the Ganges

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Rjuna's Penance or Descent of the Ganges

This is an enormous seventh century carving in a great wall of granite (27 meters long by 9 high) and is the biggest highlight of Indian art and one of the most important works of ancient sculpture. It represents one of the most spectacular passages in Hindu mythology: the descent of the Ganges (sacred river) to earth from heaven. It comprises figures of elephants, angels and other mythological creatures. These magnificant creatures appear on the 10 rupee notes.

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