Gajasurasamhara

Gajasurasamhara, also Gajasamhara, Gajantaka and Gajaha and Matangari, is a fierce aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as the Destroyer of the elephant demon, Gajasura. The icon is popular in Pallava and Chola art, which portray him dancing vigorously in the flayed elephant hide of Gajasura.


Gajasurasamhara, also Gajasamhara, Gajantaka and Gajaha and Matangari, is a fierce aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as the Destroyer of the elephant demon, Gajasura. The icon is popular in Pallava and Chola art, which portray him dancing vigorously in the flayed elephant hide of Gajasura.
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