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South Asian / Indian Art, Illustration, Graphic Design & Typography. Formerly at eyeburfi.tumblr.com. Twitter: @eyeburfi.

Posts tagged pahari:

Men falling from rearing horses. Pahari, style of Nainsukh; mid 18th century. From Stages of Depiction: Indian Drawings, 17th-19th Centuries, Hurst Gallery  

Men falling from rearing horses. Pahari, style of Nainsukh; mid 18th century. From Stages of Depiction: Indian Drawings, 17th-19th Centuries, Hurst Gallery  

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Krishna Quelling the Serpent King Kaliya India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1775-1800. Ink and opaque watercolor on paper.

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Krishna Quelling the Serpent King Kaliya India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1775-1800. Ink and opaque watercolor on paper.
Descent of the Holy Family from Mount Kailasa. India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20. Source: Christie’s

Descent of the Holy Family from Mount KailasaIndia, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20. Source: Christie’s

The Holy Family. c 1780-1800  Pahari, Kangra or Garhwal. Source: Art Gallery NSW
Shiva swaying to the music played by his wife Parvati, and his elephant-headed son, Ganesha.  Shiva’s multi-headed son, Kartikeya, his bull mount, Nandi, Ganesha’s rat mount and Kartikeya’s peacock mount are also seen.

The Holy Family. c 1780-1800  Pahari, Kangra or Garhwal. Source: Art Gallery NSW

Shiva swaying to the music played by his wife Parvati, and his elephant-headed son, Ganesha.  Shiva’s multi-headed son, Kartikeya, his bull mount, Nandi, Ganesha’s rat mount and Kartikeya’s peacock mount are also seen.

Shiva, Parvati and Family, Guler, c 1780. The holy family in a domestic scene, darning cloth and stringing a garland of skulls

Shiva, Parvati and Family, Guler, c 1780. The holy family in a domestic scene, darning cloth and stringing a garland of skulls

A Domestic Scene of Shiva and Parvati with Family India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20.
This painting by the Pahari painter Sajnu depicts Shiva and Parvati straining bhang for drinking. Scenes of the Holy Family in domestic bliss were a popular theme with Pahari painters. In these scenes, Shiva is transformed and humanized from the wild ascetic to a doting husband and father, though still retaining trappings of his divine status. 
Source: Indian Routes 

A Domestic Scene of Shiva and Parvati with Family India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20.

This painting by the Pahari painter Sajnu depicts Shiva and Parvati straining bhang for drinking. Scenes of the Holy Family in domestic bliss were a popular theme with Pahari painters. In these scenes, Shiva is transformed and humanized from the wild ascetic to a doting husband and father, though still retaining trappings of his divine status. 

Source: Indian Routes 

Ravana shaking Mount Kailash, c 1790-1800, Mandi. Source: National Museum.
 
 
Ravana shaking Mount Kailash, c 1790-1800, Mandi. Source: National Museum.
 

 

The Court of Yama, God of Death. Attributed to Gursaha. India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1800. Source: Wikipedia

The Court of Yama, God of Death. Attributed to Gursaha. India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1800. Source: Wikipedia


Utka or Vasuka Nayika (The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover), attributed to the Family of Nainsukh, India, circa 1800.

Utka or Vasuka Nayika (The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover), attributed to the Family of Nainsukh, India, circa 1800.

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The Birth of Evil. An illustration to the Bhagavata Purana, Basohli, circa 1730-40 A.D. Source: Asia Fine Books

The Birth of Evil. An illustration to the Bhagavata Purana, Basohli, circa 1730-40 A.D. Source: Asia Fine Books

Detail from ‘Devi enters Battle with Shumba’, Pahari, early 19th century,scene from the Devimahatmya (part of the Markandeya Purana)
The Devimahatmya (Glorification of the Goddess) is a major section of the Markandeya Purana, an epic probably composed around the eight century AD. In this 700-verse work, the story is told of the goddess’s battle with the asuras, demons of untruthfulness. 
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Detail from ‘Devi enters Battle with Shumba’, Pahari, early 19th century,scene from the Devimahatmya (part of the Markandeya Purana)

The Devimahatmya (Glorification of the Goddess) is a major section of the Markandeya Purana, an epic probably composed around the eight century AD. In this 700-verse work, the story is told of the goddess’s battle with the asuras, demons of untruthfulness. 

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Vishnu and Lakshmi on Shesha Naga, ca. 1870 | Umbilical | Amruta Patil
Pahari snakes are the best!

Vishnu and Lakshmi on Shesha Naga, ca. 1870 | Umbilical | Amruta Patil

Pahari snakes are the best!

Vishnu reclining on the serpent Ananta Shesha. Via Wikipedia

Vishnu reclining on the serpent Ananta Shesha. Via Wikipedia

Vishvarupa: The Cosmic Form of Krishna
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, ca. 1820. Via Brooklyn Museum

Vishvarupa: The Cosmic Form of Krishna

Virat Svarup, Krishna revealing his cosmic form to Arjun. Punjab hills, Kangra, c. 1810-1820

Virat Svarup, Krishna revealing his cosmic form to ArjunPunjab hills, Kangra, c. 1810-1820

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