Sunday, August 20, 2017

Image: Draupadi and the Pandavas

Draupadi and the Pandavas
(Raja Ravi Varma)

You can see the twins Nakula and Sahadeva standing in the back while Draupadi sits beside King Yudhishthira, with Bhima (and his mace) and Arjuna kneeling in front.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Image: Indra

Indra on Airavata
painting circa 1820
(from the British Museum)

Here is the description from the British Museum page: Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Indra, guardian of the east, rides on his elephant, Airāvata. The red-complexioned and thousand eyed god is accompanied by two attendants on foot, one carrying a parasol, the other carrying a spear. Indra has a tanka (chisel) in his upper right hand, a vajra (thunderbolt) in his upper left, and in the lower right, a sword with a serrated edge. Airāvata carries a garland of flowers in his trunk.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Image: Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana

Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana
(Khajrana Temple)

You can read about the Khajrana Temple, which is dedicated to Ganesha, at Wikipedia.

Detail: Sita