Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kalyaana-Sundara-Murti

9:50 AM

Kalyaana-Sundara-Murti

12" x 10", Acrylic on Canvas Board
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This painting depicts a scene from Shiva and Gauri’s marriage. Kalyaana means “Marriage”, Sundara means “Beautiful” and Murti means “Image”. Hence Kalyaana-Sundara-Murti is the beautiful image of Shiva during his marriage.

The Dyaana Mantra depicts the ritual of Kanyaadaana wherein Lord Vishnu is giving away the hand of Gauri to Shiva in marriage. Shiva is depicted as having four hands. In the back hands he holds a deer and an axe. In his front right hand, he holds the right hand of Gauri and his front left hand is in mudra of blessing (varada mudra). He is wearing a crescent moon on his head and his hairs are in matted locks piled atop his head like a crown. He has a bright lustre like a coral and wears various ornaments.

Gauri also has her hairs in matted locks piled atop her head in the shape of a crown. She holds a lotus in her left hand and from her right hand she holds the right hand of Shiva. She has dark body complexion and wears various beautiful ornaments.

Vishnu is standing beside Gauri doing her Kanyaadaana to Shiva. He is depicted as having four hands and he holds disk and conch in the back hands. With his front right hand, he is about to pour water that symbolizes giving away of Gauri (Kanyaadaana) to Shiva.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

DashaAvatara

10:47 AM
Dashavatara (Sanskrit: दशावतार, daśāvatāra) refers to the ten avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu God of universal preservation. The paintings are done according to the description given in the Pancaratra. The ten avataras are Matsyamurti, Varahmurti, Kurmamurti, Nrsimhamurti, Vamanamurti, Srirama, Parashurama, Haladhara, Krishna and Kalki.



Matsyamurti
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

The first incarnation of Vishnu is Matsya Avatara. His Dhyana Mantra is- 

वामे शङ्खं गदां दक्षे द्विभुजो मत्स्यरूपधृत् | 
नराङ्घ्रिर्मत्स्यरूपो वा मत्स्यरूपी जनार्दनः || 

Lord Janardana may have legs like human beings or he may appear fully like a fish. He has two hands in the fish-incarnation. He carries a conch in the left hand and a mace in the right. (Color- White)

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Kurmamurti
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

The second incarnation of Lord Vishnu is Kurmamurti. His Dhyana Mantra is- 

कूर्मस्तु कच्छपाकारॊ मत्स्यरूपोक्तरूपवान् | 

Kurma is in the form of a tortoise and His description is the same as that of Matsyamurti. (Color- Golden)

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Varahamurti
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

The third incarnation of Vishnu is Varahamurti. 

Dhyana Mantra- 
मधुपिङ्गलवर्णं च चतुर्बाह्वायुधैर्वृतम् | 
नराङ्गं सूकरास्यं च मनाक्पीनं सुभीषणम् || 
श्रीर्वामकूर्परस्था च धरानन्तौ पदानुगौ | 
एतद्रूपधरं देवं वराहं भुक्तिमुक्तिदम् || 

One should meditate on Lord Hari in the form of a Boar. His color is reddish brown like honey. He has four hands carrying weapons. His body is human, but the head is that of a boar. He is little fat and very fierce. Goddess Sri is on his left elbow. Earth and Ananta are at His feet. God Varaha, in this form grants both enjoyment and liberation.

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Nrsimhamurti
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

Nrsimhamurti is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

ज्वलदग्निसमाकारं सिंहवक्त्रं नराङ्गकम् |
दंष्ट्राकरालवदनं लोलज्जिह्वासुभीषणम् || 
वृत्तास्यं जटिलं क्रुद्धमालीढं पीनवक्षसम् | 
अभेद्यतीक्ष्णनखरमात्मोरुकृत दानवम् || 
तद्वक्षो दारयन्तं च कराभ्यां नखरैर्भृशम् | 
गदाचक्रधरं द्वाभ्यां नरसिंहं जगत्प्रभुम् || 

One should adore Narasimha, the lord of the world. He is like the burning fire in brightness. He has the face of the lion and the body of a human. His face looks fierce with fangs. He is frightening with a dangling tongue. His face is round and covered with manes. He is angry and sits in a position technically called Alidha. His chest s plump. His nails are unbreakable and sharp. He holds a demon on His thigh and tears his chest with both hands using His nails. He carries a mace and a discus with His other two hands. (White)

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Vamanamurti
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

Vamanamurti is the fifth incarnation of Vishnu. 

Dhyana Mantra- 
कुण्डी छत्रधरो द्वाभ्यां वामनः परिकीर्तितः | 

Vamana is described as carrying a water-pot and an umbrella with His two hands. (Black Color)

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Parashurama
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

Parashurama is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Dhyana Mantra-
क्षत्रान्तकरणं घोरमुद्वहन् परशुं करे |
जामदग्न्यश्च कर्तव्यो रामश्शत्रुनिषूदनः ||

Parashurama, son of Jamadagni, should be represented as carrying an axe which is frightening and able to end the Ksatriya class. He is a destroyer of foes. (Golden Color)

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SriRama
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

Dhyana Mantra- 
युवा प्रसन्नवदनः सिंहस्कन्धोरुणेक्षणः | 
आजानुबाहुः कर्तव्यॊ रामो बाणधनुर्धरः || 

Rama should be represented as a young man having a calm countenance, Lion shouldered, red-eyed and long-armed. He carries a bow and an arrow.

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Haladhara
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

 Haladhara is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Dhyana Mantra-
मद्यपात्रं च सीरं च वामदक्षिणयोः क्रमात् |
गदा मुसलवज्रं च हली रामः प्रकीर्तितः ||

Balarama, the plough carrier, is described as carrying a cup of liquor in His left hand and a plough in his right. In the other pair of hands, He carries a mace and a pastle which acts like a thunder bolt.

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Krishna
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

Krishna is the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

Dhyana Mantra- 
शङ्खचक्रधरः श्यामो द्विभुजः कृष्णसंज्ञितः | 

The Lord named Krishna has two hands in which he carries a conch and a discus. He is black in color.

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Lord Kalki
15"x20", Poster colors on Mount Board

The tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu is Kalki. 

Dhyana Mantra- 
खड्गोद्यतकरः क्रुद्धोः हयारुढो महाबलः | 
म्लेञ्छच्छेदकरः कल्की द्विभुजः परिकीर्तितः || 

Kalki, the annihilator of Mlecchas is described as holding a sward in His raised hand and angry. He is very powerful and rides a horse. He has two hands.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Trimukha Ganapati

2:56 PM

Trimukha Ganapati
Acrylic on Canvas, 12" x 10"
Original painting is not for sale

This is the painting of three-headed Ganapati. According to the dhyana mantra of this aspect of Ganesha, He is depicted with three heads and six hands. In his four hands he holds Rosary, Goad, Noose, Water-Pot. The rest of the two hands are in Varada mudra (Granting boon) and Abhaya mudra (Granting protection). He is sitting on a golden lotus and his body-complexion is that of a palasha flower (Red).

In this painting I have portrayed Ganesha sitting on a seat of red lotus instead of a golden one.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dakshinamurty

8:20 PM

Dakshinamurty
(Original Painting is not for Sale)
Acrylic on Canvas, 18"x24"

Dakshinamurty or Jnana Dakshinamurty is an aspect of Shiva as a Guru (teacher) who bestows all types of knowledge- Yoga, Music, Arts, Dance, Shastras etc. He is the personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge. Literally Dakshinamurty means "one who is facing south". 

This painting is done according to the descriptions given in Shaiva Kaarnaagama. The description is as follows-

"Lord Shiva has white complexion of sacred ash in His Dakshinamurty form. He carries the crescent moon on His head. His hands have the gesture of knowledge, a rosary, a lute and a serpent. He looks very attractive with a sacred staff called Yogapatta. He sits on a seat called Vyakhyapitha and is surrounded by all great sages. He has a calm temperament. He is adorned by serpents and wears the skin of a deer as dress. He is very auspicious.

On the right flank of the Lord, there are Jamadagni, Vasistha, Bhrigu and Narada. Bharadvaja, Saunaka, Agastya and Bhargava should be shown on the left.

The lord is seated under a banyan tree in the region of the Mount Kailasha, which is populated by Kinnaras etc. He is the master of all and very calm.

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