Murugan is one of the most popular Hindu deities amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India, Sri Lanka and in the Tamil diaspora. He is popular throughout India and also abroad. He is known by a number of other names, including Kartikeyan, Kumaran, Shanmukha, Skanda and Subramanian. He is the God of war and the patron deity of the Tamil land. As the late Tamil devotional work - the Tiru-pukazh would have it, "Murugan never hesitates to come to the aid of a devotee when called upon in piety or distress". He is shown here with his vehicle the peacock and is depicted killing the demon Surapadman, who ravaged the earth and tormented its beings. It was realized by the gods that only the son born of Shiva could lead the gods to victory over Tarakasuran, Surapadman and their demon companions.
- Product Code :4059
- Material :Cotton Cloth
- Size :44" x 35"
The Kalamkari painting depicts Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva in a nice way. Lord Murugan, son of Lord Shiva is especially popular among the Tamil population of South India. There is an ancient anecdote about the origin of Murugan. When Sati, the consort of Shiva immolated herself at the Daksha Yagna she was later reborn as Uma, or Parvati the daughter of the mountain king Himavaan (the Himalayas). Depressed over the loss of Sati, Lord Shiva engaged himself in yogic meditation in the Himalayas. However, in the meantime, a demon named Surapadman wraught havoc on earth causing untold miseries to human beings. The gods realised that only the son born of Shiva could lead the gods to triumph over Tarakasuran, Surapadman and their companions. As a result,they plotted with Kamadeva, to persuade Shiva and shoot a flower arrow at Shiva, when he was engrossed in deep meditation. The trick worked. When Kama shot his arrow, Mahadev opened his third eye and burned Kama to ashes instantly. The fire from Shiva's third eye were hard to extinguish and it was then carried by the river Ganges into the Saravana forest. There the fire was brought to a pond called Saravana Poigai. Out of the fire were born six children of Lord Shiva. Parvati combined these six babies into one with six faces, i.e. Shanmukha or Arumugan or Murugan. Murugan became the general of the demi-gods and led the gods to victory against the demons.
The two sons of Lord Shiva Ganesha and Kartikeya are given a detail and royal treatment in the beautiful Kalamkari painting. Kalamkari art is unique in its use of colour as a medium to portray mythological characters. As the name suggests, Kalamkari is the art of painting cotton fabrics with a kalam i.e. pen, a sharp pointed pierced bamboo that regulates flow of colour on the fabric.
- Product Code :3485
- Material : Cotton Cloth
- Colors: Vegetable and natural dyes
- Size :46" x 36"
- Product Code :2993
- Material :Cotton Cloth
- Size :46" x 37"
Lord Skanda is a popular deity in Hinduism and he is widely worshipped. The Lord is seated on a huge peacock in full bloom. The Lord Kartikeya is holding his weapon and a sense of gracefulness is manifest in this beautiful Kalamkari painting. Kalamkari is an exquisite ancient craft of painted fabrics. It derives its name from Kalam meaning Pen, and Kari meaning work, literally Pen-work. It is hand painting as well as block printing with vegetable dyes.
The beautiful Patachitra painting depicts the motherly care in the heart of Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. The gracefulness and feminine nature on her face is manifest in the painting. Her tender touch is evident as her sons Kartikeya and Ganesha are looking at their loving and caring mother. The traditional Patachitra painting from Orissa reveals the epitome of motherhood in Parvati and it contains some sparkling lines and patterns.