Paintings

Ta Prohm

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″, Available.

There are very few places where human handiwork blends beautifully with nature. The mystical Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia is one such. Set in the midst of lush green woods, the ruins at this Buddhist temple are entwined with roots of large trees. And if you look carefully, you can find an apsara or a deity playing peek-a-boo, like this one. The scenic setting transports you to to a time when the glory of the Khmer reign must have been at its peak.


Rang na daro

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x36″, Prints only.

This painting is inspired by the song “Rang na daro shamji” – a playful Hindustani dhrut composition, rendered so well by Pt. Kumar Gandharva. His daughter, Kalapini Komkali’s rendition of the song is wonderful too.

It translates to “Don’t smear colour on me” – it’s what a shy lady tells her beloved at Holi, the festival of colours!


Cosmic dance

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″, Available.

Nataraja is the form of Lord Shiva, performing the cosmic dance – Tandava. It is believed to be the dance of creation as well as destruction, and provides a rhythm to the universe.

Shiva is a complex character. His temples are mystic, and located in unusual locations – caves, hilltops or by the sea. He has a dark side – and practitioners of that side of faith are usually found in the slopes of the Himalayas – with dreadlocks and ash smeared on their bodies. The Hindu faith advocates multiple paths to enlightenment. Knowledge, action and faith are three of them. And faith in itself has a multitude of paths – some of which can be fairly inexplicable to the casual onlooker.


Dhanvantri

 

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Oil on canvas, 24″x24″, Prints only.

Dhanvantri is the god of healing, and is an avatar of Vishnu. The presence of this deity in the house in believed to infuse a feeling of wellbeing, good health and vitality. He holds in his hand the nectar of immortality.


Serenity

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 36″x30″, Available.

“Live by the sun, love by the moon”


Desirous

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x30″, Available.


Adornment

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 20″x24″ Prints only.


Radiance

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 30″x36″, Available.


Bride

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 22″x30″, Prints only.


Wistful

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 18″x30″, Available


Hidimbi

 

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Oil on canvas, 24″x30″, Available

Hidimbi is the lesser known wife of one of the Pandavas, Bhima. She is born a demon, and first meets Bhima in the forest where he and his brothers are in exile. Her initial designs involved luring him into getting eaten up by her brother. Bhima vanquishes the brother but Hidimbi eventually falls in love with him and they get married. She bears a son, who possesses the strength of a demon and the virtue of a man, and plays a part in the epic war that transpires between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

She has a temple dedicated to her in Manali, a town in the Himalayas. It’s a lovely little place – best visited in the wee hours of the morning when there are not many people in sight.


Abhimanyu

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 20″x20″, Available

The legend of Abhimanyu is a tragic one. He is the son of Arjuna, the Pandava warrior in the epic Mahabharatha, and learns the tricks of warfare at a very young age. Owing to his knowledge, he is called upon to the battlefield – quite prematurely, and is trapped fatally in the chakravyuha formation laid out by the enemy.


Discovery

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 20″x20″, Prints only


Excitement

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 20″x20″, Prints only.


Homewards

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Prints only.


Sheesha

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Prints only.


Floral elements – 2

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 12″x16″, Prints only.


Floral elements – 1

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 12″x16″, Prints only.


Kundalini

 

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Oil on canvas, 24″x36″, Prints only.

The Kundalini Shakti – or serpentine power – is the spiritual energy within ever human being. Awakening of the kundalini is believed to result in increased energy, wisdom and bliss. It happens in stages through the various “chakras” or centres of consciousness in the body.


Peacock hues – 2

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Prints only.


Two sides

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Available.

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl


High

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″ , Available.


Into her world

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Available.


Everyday

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Available


Rising

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, Available.


Yugala

 

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Oil on canvas, 36″x24″, Available.


Vishnu

 

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Acrylic on canvas, 20”x24”, Available.

Icons of Vishnu, the “preserver” god of the divine Hindu trinity.

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