Cave 3, Badami

The eight-armed deity wears a tall crown, and carries numerous weapons (including bow, middle left arm, and arrow, middle right arm) in addition to his usual shell (upper left arm) and chakra (upper right arm). His lower right arm holds the hilt of a sword, which is broken in the middle. The upper part of the blade extends past the right side of his face.

The god's martial aspect is appropriate to the royal dedication of this cave.