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 > Folk Art > Patachitra > Mahavidya Dhumawati - Embodiment of Tamas Guna
Displaying 1 of 302         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Mahavidya Dhumawati - Embodiment of Tamas Guna

Mahavidya Dhumawati - Embodiment of Tamas Guna

Mahavidya Dhumawati - Embodiment of Tamas Guna

Availability:
Sold Out (Can be backordered)
Specifications:

Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera

11.8 inches X 17.8 inches
Item Code:
PK15
Frame
Price:
$115.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 6 to 8 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: $23.00
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Mahavidya Dhumawati - Embodiment of Tamas Guna

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 8425 times since 8th Mar, 2010
The dhyana mantra of Dhumawati says:

Dhumawati is ugly, unsteady, and angry. She is tall and wears dirty clothes. Her ears are ugly and rough, she has long teeth, and her breasts hang down. She has a long nose. She has the form of a widow. She rides in a chariot decorated with the emblem of the crow. Her eyes are fearsome, and her hands tremble. In one hand she holds a winnowing basket, and with the other hand she makes the gesture of conferring boons. Her nature is rude. She is always hungry and thirsty and looks unsatisfied. She likes to create strife, and she is always frightful in appearance.

The legend behind Dhumawati's origin says that once, when Shiva's spouse Sati was dwelling with him in the Himalayas, she became extremely hungry and asked him for something to eat. When he refused to give her food, she said, "Well, then I will just have to eat you." Thereupon she swallowed Shiva. He persuaded to disgorge him, and when she did he cursed her, condemning her to assume the form of the widow Dhumawati. The myth underlines Dhumawati's destructive bent. Her hunger is only satisfied when she consumes Shiva, who himself contains or creates the world. Ajit Mookerjee, commenting on her perpetual hunger and thirst, which is mentioned in many places, says that she is the embodiment of "unsatisfied desires."

The crow which appears as her emblem atop her chariot is a carrion eater and symbol of death. Indeed, she herself is sometimes said to resemble a crow. The Prapancasarasara-samgraha, for example, says that her nose resembles a crow's.

The dress she wears has been taken from a corpse in the cremation ground. She is said to be the embodiment of the tamas gun, the aspect of creation associated with lust and ignorance. Her thousand-name hymn says that she likes liquor and meat, both of which are tamsic. Dhumawati is also interpreted by some Tantra scholars as "the aspect of reality that is old, ugly, and unappealing. She is generally associated with all that is inauspicious: she dwells in areas of the earth that are perceived to be desolate, such as deserts, in abandoned houses, in quarrels, in mourning children, in hunger and thirst, and particularly in widows.


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

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

The Ten Mahavidyas : Tara - The Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles
Batik Painting On Cotton
31 inch x 43 inch
Item Code: BD62
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ten Mahavidyas : Kali
Batik Painting On Cotton
30 inch x 44 inch
Item Code: BD63
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ten Mahavidyas : Bhairavi - The Fierce One
Batik Painting On Cotton
30 inch x 44 inch
Item Code: BD65
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ten Mahavidyas : Shodashi - She Who is Lovely in the Three Worlds
Batik Painting On Cotton
32 inch x 44 inch
Item Code: BD69
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Bhuvaneshvari Shakti of the Manifested World (Ten Mahavidya Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera
11.5 inches X 17.5 inches
Item Code: PK20
$85.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
GREAT SITE. SANSKRIT AND HINDI LINGUISTICS IS MY PASSION. AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE.
Madhu, USA
I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Rupesh
Heramba Ganapati arrived safely today and was shipped promptly. Another fantastic find from Exotic India with perfect customer service. Thank you. Jai Ganesha Deva
Marc, UK
I ordered Padmapani Statue. I have received my statue. The delivering process was very fast and the statue looks so beautiful. Thank you exoticindia, Mr. Vipin (customer care). I am very satisfied.
Hartono, Indonesia
Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
Our Nandi sculpture arrived today and it surpasses all expectations - it is wonderful. We are not only pleasantly surprised by the speed of international delivery but also are extremely grateful for the care of your packaging. Our sculpture needed to travel to an off-lying island of New Zealand but it arrived safely because of how well it had been packaged. Based upon my experience of all aspects of your service, I have no hesitation in recommending Exotic India.
BWM, NZ
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India