These fine stone relief’s (of grantite, red and grey sandstone) depict scenes from Vaishnava mythology, and are identified as the Gajendra Moksh, Nar-Narayan Tapasya and the Anantasayi Vishnu panels.
The Gupta age, because of its superb sculptures, is in the annals of classical India almost what the Periclean age is in the history of Greece.
Gupta art is noted for its sensual modeling, its deeply cut reliefs, and easily recognized hairstyling (the cascading locks!). Females are noticeably plump, even heavy, full chested and with wide hips. Overall, the general impression of these panels is their liveliness and their rhythmic composition.
Naga referring to serpent beings and their kingdom. Strongly associated with fertility. Many shrines are maintained by women who leave offerings to have children