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Musala in Hindu Sculptures

Musala is a pestle – a short hard object with a round end. The musala can be seen in hands of certain Hindu murtis. Sculptures that adorn the gopurams and pillars of temples carry Musala.

In Hindu sculptures, Musala is made of wood. It is a cylindrical rod of hardwood.



It is used as an offensive and defensive weapon.

The shape of Musala has not changed from the beginning and it remains as it is. This is because it is not capable of introducing shapes or additions to the Musala.

Some Musala have designs carved on it.

You can Musala in the hands of yakshas and other guardian deities in temples.