Dynasty : Late Chola, South India
Period : Late Medieval 1100 CE
Material : Stone
Location : National Museum
Current Location : National Museum
A Dvarapala or Dvarapalaka is a door or gate guardian often portrayed as a warrior or fearsome giant, usually armed with a weapon - the most common being the gada (mace). Four-armed Dvarpala shown in standing posture. The legs and arms are lost. Teeth are protruding out and he is adorned with ornaments. The right thigh is crossed in front.