Most Indian gods appear to have many hands, with each hand holding something or effecting a specific gesture.

Some believe this is because Hindus had a hard time creating a representation of a deity with so many qualities. Including several hands can show all that their god is capable of.

Take a look at this statue found in southern India.


This statue holds a particular thing in each of its eight hands: a boy doll, a knife, a lamp-looking item, and a girl lying on its lap, and blood gushing out from its body.

Surely, this statue is interpreted to have a certain particular quality. But what do you think is it?


Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
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