India 5-RUPEES (KM429) 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. (It's like a multi-dimensional thing.)
- Diameter: 23 mm
- Composition: Nickel-brass
- CAT#: KM429