India 10-RUPEES (KM430)
India 10-RUPEES (KM430)

India 10-RUPEES (KM430) Bengal Tiger

This coin commemorates the shakti peetha (consecrated temple) Vaishno Devi, which is a manifestation of the Mother-Goddess, Durga. (So... the temple is the goddess?) Anyway, that's her (Durga) riding on the back of a tiger. Or a lion. Either cat is fine for her.

As you can tell, my knowledge of Hinduism is weak. But I do love its many colourful and bizarre manifestations upon our mortal plane. Yeah.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel in Aluminum-Bronze ring
  • CAT#: KM430

Obverse Legend

INDIA 10

Reverse Legend

2012 SILVER JUBILEE SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD

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