Pictured in an essence of love, this mural of Lord Kamadeva and his female counterpart, also the chief consort Goddess Rati, depicts them as being engrossed in intense love and desire. Lord Kamadeva or Manmatha is the Hindu god of longingness as well as sensual love, while Rati, the Hindu goddess, represents lust, carnal desire and love. She is a constant companion of Karma therefore she is often worshipped along with him.
Painted here as if emerging out soulfully from the vibrant floral orange background portraying their intense pure love; both attired in heavenly garments with elegant vertical green strokes; ornaments that highlight the gracious gestures of their body. The painter has very skilfully showed the contrast of Kama’s lively blue color and that of Rati’s glowing tone that merges with her Deva’s expansive love spread out in the background.
The artistic blue lines near Rati’s face, and their silent smile depicts how she is completely wooed by Kama’s ecstasy and his infinite love for her. This miniature is not just a mere piece of art, rather it is also a pure and thoughtful depiction of cosmic love, as if keen to pop-out from this two dimensional masterpiece.