Veerabhadra on Horse

(inclusive of taxes)


Material: Brass
Size: 17" (H) x 10" (W) x 4.5" (D)


Veerabhadra (or Virabhadra) is the ferocious, warrior form of Lord Shiva. He was created by Shiva in his anger, to avenge the death of his consort, Sati, who immolates herself after facing humiliation at a Yagna (fire sacrifice) organized by her father, Daksha. Sati and Shiva were not invited to this Yagna, but she choses to attend it, only to be insulted by her father in front of guests.

On hearing about her death, Shiva commands Veerabhadra to lead his army to the site of the Yagna, and destroy everything in his wake. Ultimately, Veerabhadra beheads Daksha, Sati’s father.

This figure of Veerabhadra mounted on a horse is a rare find from the Karwar area in Karnataka. Beautifully crafted, it is made of bronze, cast using the lost wax process.