Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
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.
.
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)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Hindu > Mirabai Adorning Beloved Lord Krishna with a Garland
Displaying 149 of 201         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Mirabai Adorning Beloved Lord Krishna with a Garland

Mirabai Adorning Beloved Lord Krishna with a Garland

Mirabai Adorning Beloved Lord Krishna with a Garland

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

10.3 inches X 10.3 inches
Item Code:
HK64
Frame
Price:
$395.00
Discounted:
$316.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$79.00 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Mirabai Adorning Beloved Lord Krishna with a Garland

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 28102 times since 9th Jun, 2010
A magnificent work of art, this miniature rendered in the eighteenth century Mewar art style, represents Mirabai, the saint, singer and an all-time legend of a devoted life, adorning Lord Krishna’s image with a garland looking like the legendary garland of Lord Vishnu made of the celestial Parijata flowers. The image of Krishna stands installed on a circular floral pedestal laid over a gold-inlaid square ivory base in the verandah outside a chamber, perhaps Krishna’s, as for Mirabai Krishna was a living entity – human and personal, her Lord she had wedded with. The flute-carrying image of Lord Krishna is in ‘tri-bhang’ – three-curved posture denotative of divine ease, and symbolically pervading all three worlds, the image-type that enshrines the known Banke-Bihari temple at Vrindavana, Mathura. The elegantly bejeweled blue-bodied Krishna is in his usual Pitambara – yellow lower garment, and wears a crown crested with peacock feathers. A sheer image, with his lifelike eyes and demeanour, and spiritual strength to descend in his devotee’s heart, Krishna seems to be conversing with Mirabai.

Clad in white, a saint’s attire, one who has relinquished the world, the symbol of purity, Mira, a virgin as also wedded, one in the world as also beyond it, with no jewels on her person except a pair of ear-rings and a few beads on her neck and feet – a yogini’s ornaments, is seated on the ground opposite the image of Krishna. Close to Krishna’s image lies her ‘ektara’ – lyre with single string, accompanying her when she sang. Multi-stringed lyre was not her instrument for she did not see anything beyond one, her Lord, she sang for. In her life as in the painting one string defined Mira’s single-minded devotion. On a chowki on her right lies, besides a water jug and bowl, a manuscribed folio, perhaps one of her songs devoted to Lord Krishna, praising his beauty or revealing her pain of separation and yearning to unite with him. With a tray of fruits in her hand, from behind her is appearing a young woman, a harem inmate attending on her, or one of her sakhis or devotees, for even during her life Mira was the object of both, deep detestation and as deep devotion.

Mira’s image revealing her marital status truly defines her being. She had discovered in marriage love’s essential dimensions – formal and intrinsic, and hence, her utmost poetic imagery and devotional idiom, particularly in its bonds that tie the two together, resulting union and its delight, as also the separation and its pangs. In her songs, and in the life that she led, she presented herself as her Lord’s virgin, bride, humble servant, one willing to live the way he liked – all the idioms of marital life. She considered herself as her Lord’s eternal consort, His virgin in sojourn till He allows her to meet and unite with Him in inseparable unity. Marriage had such significance in Mira’s life perhaps because it was an event of marriage that transformed the human-born Mira into a spiritual legend. A neighbourhood girl’s marriage procession, which Mira saw when still a child, led her curious mind to ask her mother as to where was her groom and when he would come to take her home. A few days back an ascetic had left at Mira’s house an idol of Krishna after he saw in Mira’s eyes exceptional love for it. Mira’s mother lifted the idol and giving it to Mira said that that was her groom. Mira’s adolescent mind believed it and since then she took Krishna as her husband. As reveal her songs, she was married to Him in every birth, and in every birth she yearned for him in love and was thus ever his spouse and ever his maid.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.


Free Shipping. 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

Mirabai and Krishna
Oil Painting on Canvas
Artist: Anup Gomay
36 inch x 48 inch
Item Code: OT98
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $275.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Meerabai: For Her Krishna was Love Supreme
Item Code: IDG830
$11.50$9.20
You save: $2.30 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mirabai
by Anant Pai
Paperback Comic Book (Edition: 2016)
Amar Chitra Katha
Item Code: ACK62
$6.50$5.20
You save: $1.30 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tales of Devotion (Chokha Mela, Mirabai, Shakar Dev) (3 in 1 Comics)
by Kamla Chandrakant
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAD567
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Poets and Thinkers: Kabir, Mirabai, Ekanath, Soordas, Narayana Guru  (A Collection of Comics)
by Anant Pai
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Amar Chitra Katha
Item Code: NAF094
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
SOLD
Mirabai
by Wilco Picture Library
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Wilco Publishing House
Item Code: NAG728
$7.00$5.60
You save: $1.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
मीरा का काव्य: (The Poetry of Mirabai)
Item Code: HAA082
$10.00$8.00
You save: $2.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
THE DEVOTIONAL POEMS OF Mirabai
Item Code: IDD453
$9.50$7.60
You save: $1.90 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Three Bhakti Voices (Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir in Their Time and Ours)
by John Stratton Hawley
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: IDE125
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India