Pahari Harihara or Harahari: Nuanced Iconography

In Indian Painting: Themes, Histories and Interpretations -- Essays in Honour of Bn Goswamy, 2013, Ahmedabad: Mapin

10 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2014

Date Written: October 31, 2013

Abstract

This paper interrogates the iconography of Harihara, the fused or composite deity that first appeared towards the end of the first Millennium CE. It is argued that how subtle iconographic switch aids in perpetuating the religious positions of the state, which are pronounced at the time of crisis.

Keywords: Harihara, Pahari, Indian Painting, Western Himalayas

Suggested Citation

Sharma, Mahesh, Pahari Harihara or Harahari: Nuanced Iconography (October 31, 2013). In Indian Painting: Themes, Histories and Interpretations -- Essays in Honour of Bn Goswamy, 2013, Ahmedabad: Mapin, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2414563

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