Abbaga or Daraga

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1850
  • Dimensions: H: 145, W: 25, D: 17 cm
  • Medium: Carved wood (originally painted with natural coulours)
  • Region: Karnataka
  • Museum number: FAT.00070

Wooden idol representing the deity Abbaga or Daraga. The sisters Abbaga and Daraga are important characters belonging to the cult of Siri, a sprit cult practiced in the Tulu and Udupi region of coastal Karnakata.

These wooden sculptures are usually seen in both the interiors and exteriors of their shrines, accompanying other deities of the spirit pantheon.

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