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A private moment between two young sahelis (female friends). As they while away their time with a dhol in their private chambers, the princess opens up the recesses of her heart to her favourite lady-in-waiting. She is telling her about a young man, a handsome warrior of the neighboring kingdom, whom she had occasion to exchange a glance with. Her heart is in a fledgling state of enamour, and she
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In our Shastras, it has been mentioned that there are twelve forms of the Sun known as Adityas and they represent the twelve months in the calendar and twelve aspects of the Golden Deity Sun. As they are 12 in counting, they are referred to as Dvadashadityas. Adityas are basically the monthly Suns which is an ancient word for earth-moon barycentre for a lunar month. In the Rigveda, the Adityas
In our Shastras, it has been mentioned that there are twelve forms of the Sun known as Adityas and t
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Peace & Prosperity heralds escalation in artistic pursuits. During the Sikh period, art reached its pinnacle in Lahore, Amritsar, Jind, Patiala, etc. It had a unique style, standing in its own right, characterizing its own Punjabi manifestations, reflecting color scheme and ornamentation. Sobriety is the keynote of this painting. Executed in monochromes, it is a regal miniature. The pachyd
Peace & Prosperity heralds escalation in artistic pursuits. During the Sikh period, art reached
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This exquisite painting displays Krishna’s childhood pastime in the traditional Tanjore style. The precision with which it has been made and the use of vibrant colors makes it appealing and breathtaking. Lord Krishna being the Supreme Lord, appeared just like an ordinary child in Vrindavan but His naughty and uncommon activities were always astonishing for all the inhabitants of Vraja including
This exquisite painting displays Krishna’s childhood pastime in the traditional Tanjore style. The
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Little girl painting with her 2 pups gif
Little girl painting with her 2 pups gif
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Yantra is as known as ideal meditation tools used by many. Meanwhile, a Shri Yantra is considered one of the most powerful ones as it represents the entirety of the cosmos, making it be known as the Mother of all Yantras. Overlapping hexagrams symbolize the union between male and female aspects of the divine as well as the depth of Tantric practice. The triangles pointed downwards represent the fe
Yantra is as known as ideal meditation tools used by many. Meanwhile, a Shri Yantra is considered on
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Goddess Durga is a main diety in Hindu Religion. She is associated with protection, strength, motherhood, destruction, and wars. Her legend centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and Dharma the power of good over evil. Durga is believed to unleash her divine wrath against the wicked for the liberation of the oppressed and entails destruction to empower c
Goddess Durga is a main diety in Hindu Religion. She is associated with protection, strength, mother
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A young lady of distinctly noble bearing has stepped into the Shivamandir to pay her respects. She has duteously risen, dressed up, and arrived at the temple of her Lord at the crack of dawn. Within the bonds of her silence and sadhana, her roopa takes on an ethereal glow. She has lit the gold ghee lamp before Him. With her fair hands she lifts up the tiny basket of freshly plucked flowers that sh
A young lady of distinctly noble bearing has stepped into the Shivamandir to pay her respects. She h
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Ganesha's timeless appeal has been captured to perfection in this watercolor by artist Tulsi Das Vimbark. From the chubby limbs in their usual stance to the characteristic pot-belly of the indulgent laddoo-lover, this painting inspires a world of affection in the heart of the devotee. Note the soft glow of the skin, the effulgence of the elephant countenance. The golden halo that graces the h
Ganesha's timeless appeal has been captured to perfection in this watercolor by artist Tulsi Da
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In Hinduism, Religion Rasaleela is an interesting phenomenon. It refers to the ihalokiya (earthly) conduct - ‘leela’ - of the Vishnu-avatara Krishna. The word ‘rasa’ translates to aesthetics. As such, ‘rasaleela’ refers to the aesthetic depiction of Krishnaleela. The painting that you see on this page is of the image that first occurs to the mind when a devotee hears the word rasaleela
In Hinduism, Religion Rasaleela is an interesting phenomenon. It refers to the ihalokiya (earthly) c
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She is the goddess of compassion and mother of liberation. Green Tara is the wisdom Buddha who protects her devotees from all obstacles and fulfills their wishes. She is one of the most popular goddesses in the Buddhist pantheon whose compassion for living beings is said to be stronger than a mother’s love for her children. As per the usual form, she is depicted with a green-hued body as green i
She is the goddess of compassion and mother of liberation. Green Tara is the wisdom Buddha who prote
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Lord Ganesha is a baal-deva, a child (baal) of the divine order of the devas. He is an integral part of Shiva-parivar and the Devi Durga offspring retinue in devotional art; and when portrayed alone, He is the scribe of the Mahabharata and/or the very picture of traditional opulence. The oil painting you see on this page is a singular depiction of the Lord. Quiet, gathered, solitary - such is His
Lord Ganesha is a baal-deva, a child (baal) of the divine order of the devas. He is an integral part
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This large size miniature, a contemporary work of art rendered in late Mughal art style of around 1740-50 AD, assimilating into it some Persian art elements too, especially in portraying the topography of the land and in the choice of palette, illustrates the legend of Laila and Majnun, a world-wide known, painted and sung tale of mad love with tragic end. Laila's Watercolor Painting:
This large size miniature, a contemporary work of art rendered in late Mughal art style of around 17
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Indian contemporary art mainly focuses on portraits. In this oil painting, the artist captures a middle-aged woman decorating herself. The woman is illustrated with a porcelain complexion, with her lovely countenance being etched with small almond eyes, a wide Nubian nose, and watermelon pink lips that complement her deep philtrum and her harmonizing nail paint. Her crimson red bindiya contrasts h
Indian contemporary art mainly focuses on portraits. In this oil painting, the artist captures a mid
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The unmistakable Tanjore painting is an especial kind of palagai padam (South Indian panel painting). Having originated as icons designed to grace the homes and temples of the wealthy, these works of art depict deities from the Hindu pantheon in all their iconographic beauty and glory. As such, the handpicked Tanjore painting that you see on this page is a collector’s item and would be a valuabl
The unmistakable Tanjore painting is an especial kind of palagai padam (South Indian panel painting)
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Perfect shades of vibrant colors and the sharp beauty of lord Ganesha, who stands in his nritya (dance) posture on a high pedestal decorated with lotus petals at the top and two multi-wick diyas of devotion on either side, majorly enhance picturesque aspects of this oil painting. The oval aureole bordered with full-grown multicolored flowers enhances the auspiciousness of this elephant god; garbed
Perfect shades of vibrant colors and the sharp beauty of lord Ganesha, who stands in his nritya (dan
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Goddess Durga then fought Mahishasura over a period of fifteen days during which he kept changing his shape to become different animals and misled her. Mahishasura believed that there is no woman in the world who could cause him any harm. The legend continues, Mahishasura, high on the power of "immortality", attacked Trilok (the three worlds of earth, heaven and hell) with his army. He e
Goddess Durga then fought Mahishasura over a period of fifteen days during which he kept changing hi
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Recognised as a Geographical indication by the Government of India, there is much to the Tanjore painting that sets it apart from other classical art forms. On this page, you see a Gajalakshmi Tanjore painting (Gajalakshmi is the name given to the iconography of Devi Lakshmi that features the presence of the gaja or elephant). The serene features, the luscious colours notwithstanding, the most str
Recognised as a Geographical indication by the Government of India, there is much to the Tanjore pai
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Tanjore paintings are famous for their unique depictions of devotional icons with pure gold coating and vivid colors. In this painting, Lord Venkateshavara stands straight atop a small elevated platform in His four-armed form (chaturbhuja). He is unprecedently dressed in a perfectly pleated pitambar (bright yellow) dhoti down to His ankles. Between the two fingers of His upper hands, He holds His
Tanjore paintings are famous for their unique depictions of devotional icons with pure gold coating
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This brilliant painting, oil on canvas, as large as four by six feet, rendered in modern art style but with a mythical theme, represents the ten-armed Devi – Goddess, killing the buffalo demon Mahisha, better known as Mahishasura. The goddess is attended on her right by goddess Lakshmi carrying a lotus in her right hand, and a pot of gems, in her left, and on her left, by goddess Saraswati carry
This brilliant painting, oil on canvas, as large as four by six feet, rendered in modern art style b
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This painting, "The Heroine in Her Wind Palace - Watercolor Painting" a masterpiece in Indian miniature art form, representing a royal lady, obviously a princess, seen across the gavaksha, or the oriel balcony of her wind-palace, presents a unique synthesis of various painting styles of medieval, as well as contemporary India. The features of the figure, a slightly angular face, sharp no
This painting, "The Heroine in Her Wind Palace - Watercolor Painting" a masterpiece in Ind
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N. Harichandan of Orissa is one of the artists who are capable of encapsulating abstract art in the most beautiful way. Abstract art is the use of shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve the effect of visual reality. In this painting, the artist has encapsulated a labyrinth, mostly referred to as a maze which is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. In the modern world, it is a
N. Harichandan of Orissa is one of the artists who are capable of encapsulating abstract art in the
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She lacks neither beauty nor wealth. A powerful woman, not quite past her prime, sits with her legs crossed on a seat of red velvet and brocade cushions. She directs her gaze straight ahead of her, with all the confidence of the eldest bahuraani (daughter-in-law) in the absence of her mother-in-law. She is probably blessed with the love of more than one son in addition to her husband’s. In this
She lacks neither beauty nor wealth. A powerful woman, not quite past her prime, sits with her legs
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Lord Jagannath is an abstract, fluid deity. He is widely considered to be a representation of Lord Krishna Himself, while in some subcultures (Shaiva and Shakta traditions) He is a tantric roopa (form) of Lord Bhairava. He is part of a triad that comprises Balarama and Subhadra, who are His siblings. As could be seen in the painting on this page, the iconography is exceedingly basic - Jagannat
Lord Jagannath is an abstract, fluid deity. He is widely considered to be a representation of Lord K
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Madhubani Folk Art Painting-Fish Mandala Art
Madhubani Folk Art Painting-Fish Mandala Art
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