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Is this a Hindu Goddess? If yes which one and what do they represent?

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  • Could be some form of a demi-goddess. Like a nAga devata. Check on buddhism forums too. Could be one of their dakinis/goddesses. The art style, jewelry style and the shape of the figure indicate the drawing is likely from a buddhist culture. – user1195 Oct 2 '17 at 21:24
  • Just out of curiosity: to me it looks like the snake curling around Shiva's throat after he drank the Eternal Poison. – Aravind Suresh Oct 26 '17 at 14:04
  • Looks like a Thai engraving – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal Aug 1 '18 at 11:34
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This looks more like a Thai goddess rather than an Indian/Hindu one. In fact it may not even be a goddess but just a dancing girl as this is a really popular pose from Thai traditional dancing as evident from the below image:

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Generally it is shown for the kinnaris who are half human-half bird divine beings in South east Asian mythologies especially Thailand:

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BTW I found something similar to your pendant being advertised on ebay labeled as a Thai dancing goddess:

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Most likely it is just a dancing girl or kinnari being advertised as a goddess.

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  • BTW take a look at this chat conversation - chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/38640?m=38048202#38048202 I tried hard to find but from Hinduism perspective the fig. is close to this form. – SwiftPushkar Aug 1 '18 at 13:19
  • Well the posture is a little similar but doesnt seem to be the same if you notice the hands are not turned outwards like the image in the question.. looks like a Thai dancer to me especially because of the position of hands and legs. – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal Aug 1 '18 at 16:48
  • Yes , but it looks like she is holding a pot in her right hand . Although not too clear :-) – SwiftPushkar Aug 1 '18 at 16:52
  • Hmm looks like something shiny actually with the rays coming out :) – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal Aug 1 '18 at 18:21

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