A young lady climbs the steps up to the mandir. The time is early morning, and there are fresh pink jasmines in her hair. Like a duteous daughter-in-law, she has risen prior to dawn, bathed and adorned herself, and set her household in motion. Now she is at the temple, on the verge of making her daily obeisance to her ishtadeva. It is her favourite part of the day, where her husband drops her at the foot of the temple-steps in his carriage every day.
In her hands she holds a plateful of offerings for her deity. A fresh coconut, handpicked flowers and leaves of basil, and juicy laddoos she has made with her own hands. The two silver dibia (miniscule containers) are for turmeric and vermillion, respectively. Her dress and shringar befit her marital status. She has chosen a brocaded red saree with miniscule booties, and a vibrant blue bootidar blouse to go with it. Her hair is thrown in one long, thick plait, pinned with studded gold accessories. The jhumke and bangles she is wearing are probably her favourite hand-me-downs from her mother. A large nosering dangles from the flap of her sharp nose, while the bejewelled maangtika on her temple is as large as those moist eyes glistening with emotion as she looks on at the receding figure of her husband.
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Oil Painting on Canvas36 inch X 48 inch
Artist: Anup Gomay
Item Code: OU38
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