Purandara Dasa

Purandaradasa

This is Purandara Dasa. The identification is based on Tamboori (right hand) and Manjira or clappers in his left hand (See the side view).Purandaradasa side

Purandara Dasa is a historical figure born in the late fifteenth century. Purandara Dasa is a saint, a Haridasa (A great devotee of Lord Krishna), a reformer, a composer and singer of Carnatic music.

Here Purandara Dasa is sitting erect in Ardhapadmasana Purandaradasa backand is completely engaged in his singing.  He is seated on a rectangular peetha.

A much loved and revered idol. The idol is about 6 cm in height.

This idol is possibly from North Deccan, see the epaulettes (Side and back views). Going by the ritual wear, this idol probably dates prior to the nineteenth century.

 

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