The beautiful Patachitra painting depicts Lord Patanjali in a most accomplished and elegant manner. is the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, a major ork containing aphorisms on the philosophical aspects of mind and consciousness, and also the author of a major commentary on Panini's Ashtadhyayi. He is known to be an incarnation of di S'esha who is the first ego-expansion of Vishnu, the manifestation of Vishnu. His primeval energies and opulences, is part of the so-called catur vyha, the fourfold manifestation of Vishnu. Thus may Patajali be considered as the one incarnation of God defending the ego of yoga. In recent decades the Yoga Sutra has become quite popular worldwide for the precepts regarding practice of Raja Yoga and its philosophical basis. "Yoga" in traditional Hinduism involves inner contemplation, a rigorous system of meditation practice, ethics, metaphysics, and devotion to the one common soul, God, or Brahman. He was a great Natya dancer and is revered by the exponents of classical Indian dance as their patron saint.
Patachitra, a spectacular painting in Orissa, was born out of the cult of God Jagannath, the presiding deity of Orissa temple. Spectacular pictorial conceptions, characteristic conventions and vibrant color patterns make the Patachitra a unique treasure in the rich coffer of Indian ethnic art. Primarily executed on cloth, using natural colors, these ethnic paintings have charmed admirers across the globe.
In Hindu mythology Adishesha, sometimes also known as "Ananta" (The Endless One), is the thousand-headed ruler of the Nagas, the serpent race that is thought to guard the hidden treasures of the earth. Since yogic knowledge is the ultimate the secret treasure, many yogins still bow to Adishesha before beginning their daily yoga practice. "Salutation to the king of the Nagas, to the infinite, to the bearer of the mandala, who spreads out this universe with thousands of hooded heads, set with blazing, effulgent jewels."
Here the body of patanjali is shown as being coiled to form an expansive comfortable couch on which the god Vishnu rests and reclines during the intervals of creation. The serpent's thousand heads symbolize infinity or omnipresence. These heads reach up and out like a protective canopy or umbrella over Vishnu and on that "umbrella" rests our earth.
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- Product Code :9053
- Material :Brass
- Size :10.50"H x 6.25"W x 4"D
- Weight :2.600 kg.
- Product Code :6202
- Material :Brass
- Size :8.50"H x 3.50"W x 2.75"D
- Weight :1.250 Kg.
The brass figure of physician of the gods, Dhanvantari. He is standing and the towering figure has four hands. Dhanvantari is an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism and he appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods (devas), and the god of Ayurveda. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or others, especially on Dhanteras. According to religious texts, Dhanvantari emerged from the Ocean of Milk and appeared with the pot of amrita (nectar) during the story of the Samudra (or) Sagara Mathana while the ocean was being churned by the Devas and Asuras, using the Mandara Mountain and the serpent Vasuki. The pot of Amrita was snatched by the Asuras, and after this event another avatar, Mohini, appears and takes the nectar back from the Asuras. It is also believed that Dhanvantari promulgated the practice of Ayurveda. He is often depicted with four hands with one of them carrying Amrita, the Ambrosia of god. Here Dhanvantari is depicted as Vishnu with four hands, holding Shankha, Chakra, Jalauka (leech) and a pot containing rejuvenating nectar called amrita.
- Product Code :6053
- Material :Brass
- Size :12.75"H x 4.75"W x 4"D
- Weight :2.570 Kg.
According to the Charaka Samhita, the knowledge of Ayurveda is eternal and is revealed in each of the cycles of creation of the universe. Lord Vishnu incarnates as Lord Dhanvantari and reestablishes the tradition of Ayurveda in the world to help relieve some of humanity’s suffering.
Lord Dhanvantari is also known as the father of Ayurveda as he was the first divine incarnation to impart its wisdom amongst humans. Lord Dhanvantari first appeared during the great churning of the cosmic ocean of milk (Samudra manthan) to deliver amrit (ambrosia, or Divine nectar) to the demigods.
The churning of the ocean of milk constitutes a well-known episode in the Puranas. This episode reminds us about our spiritual endeavor to attain self-realization through concentration of mind, withdrawal of the senses, control of all desires, austerities and asceticism. This endeavor is celebrated every twelve years in the holy festival known as Kumbha Mela.
There is an interesting story is related in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
Using the mountain Mandara as the rod and Vasuki the serpent as the cord, both demigods and demons proceeded to churn the ocean of milk. All kinds of herbs were cast into it. The churning was so arduous that Lord Vishnu had to appear in many forms to help them with this process and prevent it from going nowhere.
The churning of the ocean of milk first produced a deadly poison (halahala) that only Lord Shiva could swallow. And so he did, except that his consort Parvati pressed his neck as he was swallowing, so that the poison would not reach his stomach, and the halahala stayed in Lord Shiva’s throat, changing the colour of his neck to blue due to its potency. This is why Lord Shiva is also called Neelakantha, or the blue-necked one.
During the churning, many Divine objects and beings emerged from the ocean, including Kamadhenu (the wish fulfilling cow), Ucchaisrava (the white horse), Airavata (the white elephant), Kaustubhamani (a rare diamond), Kalpavriksha (the wish fulfilling tree), and Shri Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth, who after being worshipped by all Gods, demigods, asuras and everyone else present, was reunited with her husband Lord Vishnu after having been separated for many ages.
As the churning continued, Lord Dhanvantari appeared. A young and well-built, his chest was very broad and his complexion bluish black. With strong arms, reddish eyes, he moved like a lion. He was clad in bright yellow, his curly hair was anointed with oil and he wore shining earrings made of pearl. As he emerged, he was holding a conch, leeches, healing herbs, a chakra (one of the divine weapons of Lord Vishnu’s), and the long sought pot of ambrosia, for which he is also called Sudha Pani (“carrying nectar”). The asuras, greedy after all things, realized right away that the container was full of nectar and snatched it from him. The demons started quarreling about which of them would drink the nectar first, grabbing the pot from one another and behaving like rogues. Taking advantages of the unruly behavior of the demons, Lord Vishnu appeared as Mohini, a beautiful woman to fascinate them and soon recovered the nectar from them. The Lord then distributed the nectar only amongst the demigods.
After drinking the nectar, they were invigorated with energy and defeated the demons.
Lord Vishnu predicted that Lord Dhanvantari would appear again in the world to teach men the science of Ayurveda.
The scriptures say that “One who remembers the name of Dhanvantari can be released from all disease.” Lord Dhanvantari is worshipped all over India as the God of Medicine. Even today, two days before Diwali, people worship Lord Dhanvantari. At dusk, a lamp pointing toward North by North-East is lit at the doorstep of the house to welcome Lord Dhanvantari for health and happiness in life. This day is known as Dhanteras (or Dhanwantari Triodasi, or Dhantrayodashi).
The four headed god is standing tall and the Lord is wearing fine drapery and his body is given a refine and detail touch. Here the Lord is depicted with four hands- the upper pair of hands carrying sankha and chakra, and the lower pair, a (golden) leech (jalookaa-medical term Hirudo Medicinalis) and kamandalu (pitcher). Worshipped as the Hindu God of Medicine, the Master of Universal Knowledge, Physician of Gods and the Guardian Deity of Hospitals, Dhanvantari is regarded as the original exponent of Indian medical tradition called AYURVEDA, the ‘eternal science of life.’ This tradition is now accepted as the oldest, most original and unbroken medical system of the world. There are many myths and legends about Dhanvantari. Sometimes he is shown with the text of the Ayurveda and sometime with a tulasi-seed garland around his neck and a plant-wreath halo. His complexion is blue, making him another incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The leech was part of the doctor’s kit in olden days since it was used to suck out impure blood from the patient‘s body.
The beautiful brass figure of Dhanvantari, the father of Ayurveda, is given a refine and minute treatment with some nice carvings on it. The tall and standing figure of the Lord reveals a deep sense of accomplishment and gracefulness. Lord Dhanvantari is viewed as the very incarnation of God Vishnu. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods, he is regarded as the source of Ayurveda. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or others. Dhanvantari first appeared during the great churning of the cosmic milk ocean to deliver amrta (nectar) for the nourishment of the demigods. Lord Dhanvantari was "dressed in yellow garments and wore brightly polished earrings made of pearl. The tips of His hair were anointed with oil and His chest was very broad. His body had all good features, and He was stout and strong as a lion. In His hand, He carried a jug of nectar." The demons stole the jug of nectar and Lord Vishnu appeared as Mohini, a beautiful woman, who fascinated the demons and recovered the nectar from them. Dhanvantari’s second Appearance ccurred at the beginning of the reign of the current Manu in the second Dvapara-yuga . Lord Vishnu foretold at the time of the churning that Dhanvantari would appear again in the human society and be worshipped by human beings. He would also teach them the science of Ayurveda. Dhanvantari at that time was residing in the heavens and Lord Indra seeing the misery of human beings afflicted by disease on earth, requested the Lord to teach Ayurveda to the human race.