Dwarapala

Dwarapala

Dwarapala, either Nandi or Mahakala from the 11th-century Brahmeswara Deula at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It was constructed by the queen Kolabati Debi (କୋଳାବତୀ ଦେବୀ), mother of the Somavansi king Udyota Kesari. One of the many Kalingan temples conceptualised by the women of yore.

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