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How Shiva lost his manhood.

In 1800, W.J. Wilkins in his quest to interpret ancient Vedic mythology for English readers, unearthed an amusing account of how the Shiva Lingam came to be.
Sculpture of Kubera

The pot bellied lord of wealth.

Produced in the 2nd century during the time of the Kushan empire, the sculpture of Kubera comes from the renowned Mathura school of art.

What ended the Mauryan Empire?

The ancient Mauryan empire was the largest in India and a world super power of its time till the mid 2nd century brought about its finest hour and the turning point that led to its end.

National Museum Delhi.

The National Museum Delhi is one of the city's oldest and most recognized landmarks for discovering India's rich past.

The Greek Buddha.

Sculpted by the artists of Gandhara, the standing statue of the Buddha is among the first to represent the Buddha in human form.

Who were the Harappans?

Excavate out of an earthen grave, eons after her demise, the skeleton of the middle aged woman comes from the Indus valley city of Rakhigarhi, postulated to be built between 2500 -3000 BC.

Bred for war. Honored in art.

Remnants of an ornament granite pillar at the National Museum Delhi revealing an empire's love for equine companions.

The wrath of God.

Narasimha the 'man animal' avtaar of the Hindu god Vishnu, sits at the entrance of the National Museum Delhi with a story every Indian is familiar with.