Sign In

 
Forgot password?
Enter your username or email to reset and email yourself your password
Sign In
Welcome . For your security, please choose your password.
Sign In
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Sign up
for saving your wish list, viewing past orders
receiving discounts and lots more...

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts

Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.

Share

Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Paintings > Hindu > Divine Love of Shiva and Parvati
Displaying 1 of 224         Previous  |  Next
Divine Love of Shiva and Parvati

Divine Love of Shiva and Parvati

Availability:
Sold Out (Can be backordered)
Specifications:

Miniature Painting On Paper
Artist Kailash Raj

7.0" x 10.0"
Item Code:
HB63
Frame
Price:
$185.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 8 to 12 weeks
Advance to be paid now (% of product value): 20%
Balance to be paid once product is ready: 80%
The amount to be tendered as advance to back order this artwork: $37.00
Add to Wishlist
Viewed 16427 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
This beautiful painting, depicting Shiva with Parvati in his gentle embrace, is reminiscent of medieval Pahari art style of Kangra, although in deviation from usual background of Pahari miniatures covering most part of the canvas with hilly terrain, trees and flowering shrubs, the artist has preferred here a simpler background consisting of pinkish mauve tint, obviously to draw the viewing eye strictly to his theme, that is, the Divine lovers engaged in the sport of love. The artist has displayed exceptional ingenuity in emotionally charging the faces and figures of Lord Shiva and Parvati, which seems to be the main thrust of artist's theme. The medieval artists of Kangra style attained stylistic accomplishment in their total rendering, the painted figures, the act they are engaged in and the background with its all vividness, but the artist here has created his impact only by emotionality of his figures, a far greater artistic challenge, which only master artists accomplished.

The oval shaped rock-shelter, which houses Lord Shiva and Parvati, has been laid like a lotus leaf atop a hill consisting of hood-like rising boulders. A 'malini' tree lying across, besides the usual grass-beads rising from the roots of rocks, interweaves in between and bind the loose rocks into a united whole. Lying horizontally the 'malini' tree seems to support on its flower-bed the rock sheltering the Divine lovers on it. The two fur-trees on right and left align the terrain horizontally, whereas a couple of flowering trees, atop the hill, Shiva's trident with flag attached to it and Ganga flowing from Lord Shiva's hair interrupt and balance with vertical thrust the vacant space above and around the figures of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The coy modest peacock turns its beak away bashfully. In its demeanour there reflects the romantic temperament of the occasion and the pinkish mauve void depicts the serenity which defines the creative sport of the Primordial couple.

Lord Shiva, with amour in his eyes, is seen tenderly drawing Parvati to his bosom. Parvati, with absolute submission, sinks into Lord Shiva's person. She clasps him around with her both arms. Her palms dyed in heena lie on Shiva's bosom like a couple of lotuses and balance the vast expanse of his breast. The figures of both, Shiva and Parvati have a marble look and transparency. In great excitement of being with her lord, Parvati's breasts burst open and in her eyes emerge 'kama'. Artist's exceptional skill is seen in his use of colours. In rendering Shiva's figure, from his hair to loin cloth made of tiger skin, he has used only brown, although in its multiple shades and tones and in drawing the figure of Parvati his thrust is primarily on various tones and shades of red. This colour thrust is not without a meaning. Shiva's brown symbolizes his 'yogi' character and Parvati's red love, life-vigour and creation, which conjointly is the gist of Shaiva thought, wherein love is the sport of the 'Parama-purusha', creation its result and the 'yoga' the means of both.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Moolmantra 2 : Enhance The Divinity within You by Meditating with this Chant (Audio CD)
Uma Mohan and G. Ghayathri Devi
Kosmic Music Pvt. Ltd.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ485
$22.00
Bana Prostrating at Shiva’s Feet
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
17.0 inch X 11.0 inch
Item Code: HL06
$795.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Sharabha, Incarnation of Virabhadra – Manifestation of Shiva’s Wrath
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
7.5 inch X 9.5 inch
Item Code: HM90
$495.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
The Holy Family on Mount Kailash
Deal 25% Off
Kadamba Wood Sculpture From Jaipur
12 inch x 7.5 inch x 3.5 inch
1.9 kg
Item Code: XQ25
$395.00$296.25
You save: $98.75 (25%)
In Exact Adherence to Goddess Lakshmi’s Classical Iconography (Large Size)
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
35" X 18.0" X 7.0"
27.9 kg
Item Code: RL19
$995.00
Sacred Chants: For Stress Relief, Immunity and Longevity (Volume III)(Audio CD)
Uma Mohan and G. Ghayathri Devi
Kosmic Music Pvt. Ltd. Chennai (2010)
Item Code: IZZ959
$22.00
Sri Shiva Lila (The Play of the Divine in the form of Lord Shiva)
by Vanamali
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Books International, New Delhi.
Item Code: IDD758
$30.00
SOLD
Parvati's Tapasya (Illumination, Heroism and Harmony)
by Kireet Joshi
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
Item Code: IDH076
$14.00
Rudra the Idea of Shiva
by Nilima Chitgopekar
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IHK087
$17.50
The Book of Shiva
by Namita Gokhale
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Viking Penguin India
Item Code: NAB047
$15.00
The Lilas of the Sons of Shiva
by Vanamali
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Book International
Item Code: IDK212
$37.50
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana (The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct)
by Richard F. Burton
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG364
$15.00
The Divine Songs of Sage Poet Ramprasad
by Shyamal Banerjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD928
$32.50

Testimonials

I received the 2 sarees and the DVDs. You truly are a treasure house for the music and other related things. You have gotten me an array of CDs,books,DVDs and not least of all beautiful sarees. All always packed with care, delivered in a timely, no hassle fashion. Your business is very trustworthy and I am so glad to have when I need to look for something.
Prashanti, USA
Hello, Just a short feedback on your new website layout: the old one was better than most of what you come across on the www, but you've managed to make it even better. I very much like the new look of the book pages and 'my gallery' pages. Thanks again for offering me a look inside the books. It's a big help for finding out if it's really what I want. Everything is perfect: the presentation of the items, your way of handling the orders, and the fast and always diligently packed parcels. Thanks to all at Exotic India, Walter
Walter
thank you sooo much for the speedy delivery!! within two days I am already wearing my beautiful Exotic Indian shawl!! thanks so much
Pat Demaret
This is the second time I am ordering kurta. The first time it was in July of 2015. The whole transaction was very smooth, and I received my order in USA within a week's tme from India. it was faster than some of the local orders that I have placed. Thank you for your efficiency.
Prabha, USA
I like Exotic India and have had a great experience so far with your books / shipping etc. Please keep it up!
Sriram, USA
Thanks to all the staff at Exotic Art for helping me acquire these wonderful books from the holy land of Bharata Varsha. Happy new year to you all and all glories to Sri Krsna, peace...
J. Idehen, UK
Exotic India is a fine organization to do business with. I have had the best trading experience and the very best customer service. The communication I have had with Vipin K. is of the highest quality; my questions and requests were quickly and professionally answered and fulfilled. A special thanks to the artist Kailash Raj for the beautiful art he produces; I have certainly been enriched by the way his art exemplifies the stories they tell. Many Thanks to all concerned.
W. J. Barnett, USA
My beautiful shawl arrived today. Thank you so much for this lovely shawl. Really, it is nicer than the photograph. I hope you and yours have a very Happy New Year and much prosperity in the New Year. With gratitude
Tom Anderson, Canada
An excellent website, as always. I do not even mention its content, which is beautiful beyond words, but I am merely referring to the great functionality and optimal design of your website. Links always work, the information is accurate and complete, images are very clear, including scanned content of your books. A pleasure to purchase from you.
Oreste, USA
I just wanted to extend my profound thanks to you for expediting my order. It was so well packaged and all import processes taken care of so the beautiful statue arrived in fabulous condition. It looks truly wonderful and I am so happy to have Lord Ganesh take pride of place in my home. Thank you again for your superb service. Best regards
Nikki Grainger
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India