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Haloed Krishna, The Tribhanga Murari, Plays On The Flute
Krishna is the most popular subject of choice for artistes in India. The predominant deity to be featured in paintings and sculptors, it is because He is to most Hindus the superlative of all Indian deities. He is portrayed as the most handsome of youths, the calmest and wisest of minds to have descended on ihloka (our actual realm of existence), and the most divine of all flutists. The stance that He has adopted in this murti is how His devotees love to picture Him - He is the tribhanga murari, the flutist (murari) whose form is punctuated (bhang) in three (tri) places namely the shoulder, the hip, and the ankle. The features of His countenance have been painstakingly engraved to convey a composure of divine calm and wisdom.Sculpted from brass, which is a popular medium for art of a devotional-spiritual nature, this Krishna murti comes in two select finish variations, each of which has been curated for our collection because of its elegance. The natural brass variation has been tastefully polished to project a series of shadows at strategic points on the Lord's physique, while the bronze-like cocoa finish is an intense brown colour that draws the onlooker into a meditative trance. With the usual silks and shringar of Indian iconography intact, the tassel on His lotus petal-rimmed and trishool-engraved crown draws it downwards on one side. A multi-tiered pedestal, a tier of which is composed of an inverted and superbly lifelike lotus, supports the race of the Lord.
Haloed Krishna, The Tribhanga Murari, Plays On The Flute
Krishna is the most popular subject of choice for artistes in India. The predominant deity to be featured in paintings and sculptors, it is because He is to most Hindus the superlative of all Indian deities. He is portrayed as the most handsome of youths, the calmest and wisest of minds to have descended on ihloka (our actual realm of existence), and the most divine of all flutists. The stance that He has adopted in this murti is how His devotees love to picture Him - He is the tribhanga murari, the flutist (murari) whose form is punctuated (bhang) in three (tri) places namely the shoulder, the hip, and the ankle. The features of His countenance have been painstakingly engraved to convey a composure of divine calm and wisdom.Sculpted from brass, which is a popular medium for art of a devotional-spiritual nature, this Krishna murti comes in two select finish variations, each of which has been curated for our collection because of its elegance. The natural brass variation has been tastefully polished to project a series of shadows at strategic points on the Lord's physique, while the bronze-like cocoa finish is an intense brown colour that draws the onlooker into a meditative trance. With the usual silks and shringar of Indian iconography intact, the tassel on His lotus petal-rimmed and trishool-engraved crown draws it downwards on one side. A multi-tiered pedestal, a tier of which is composed of an inverted and superbly lifelike lotus, supports the race of the Lord.
The Gentle Devi Chhinnamasta
She is the Devi of contradictions. One of the dasamahavidyas, the ten (‘dasa’) Devis of supreme (‘maha’) consciousness (‘vidya’), She is an aspect of the primordial Hindu Devi as expounded in the esoteric tradition of Tantra. She is as wrathful as She is maternal, as ferocious as She is beautiful, and as destructive as She is life-giving. Her name, Chhinnamasta, is a portmanteau of the words, severed (‘chhina’) and head (‘masta’), the perfect epithet given Her one-of-a-kind iconography.The painting that you see on this page does away with many of the shocking elements of her iconography. Instead of standing and treading upon a mortal couple in the midst of copulation, She is seated in padmasana on a throne of gold and pink velvet. She is not surrounded by fire, but by rolling green fields overlooked by pregnant, grey clouds. She is dressed like the traditional, maternal Hindu Devi, but with a scimitar in the left hand and Her masta on a golden platter in the right. Her composure of countenance is one compassion. From the spires of Her golden crown emerge lotuses the colour of the upholstery on Her golden throne.The Devi Chhinnamasta is surrounded by five sages who look up to Her with supplication. They are dressed in saffron clothing, the traditional colour of the renunciate. The garlands on their necks are made of the same flowers as the Mother’s. A bright, clear body of water, on which bloom beauteous lotuses and lilies aplenty, adds symmetry to the composition.
The Gentle Devi Chhinnamasta
She is the Devi of contradictions. One of the dasamahavidyas, the ten (‘dasa’) Devis of supreme (‘maha’) consciousness (‘vidya’), She is an aspect of the primordial Hindu Devi as expounded in the esoteric tradition of Tantra. She is as wrathful as She is maternal, as ferocious as She is beautiful, and as destructive as She is life-giving. Her name, Chhinnamasta, is a portmanteau of the words, severed (‘chhina’) and head (‘masta’), the perfect epithet given Her one-of-a-kind iconography.The painting that you see on this page does away with many of the shocking elements of her iconography. Instead of standing and treading upon a mortal couple in the midst of copulation, She is seated in padmasana on a throne of gold and pink velvet. She is not surrounded by fire, but by rolling green fields overlooked by pregnant, grey clouds. She is dressed like the traditional, maternal Hindu Devi, but with a scimitar in the left hand and Her masta on a golden platter in the right. Her composure of countenance is one compassion. From the spires of Her golden crown emerge lotuses the colour of the upholstery on Her golden throne.The Devi Chhinnamasta is surrounded by five sages who look up to Her with supplication. They are dressed in saffron clothing, the traditional colour of the renunciate. The garlands on their necks are made of the same flowers as the Mother’s. A bright, clear body of water, on which bloom beauteous lotuses and lilies aplenty, adds symmetry to the composition.

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