PaintingsVasudhai...

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
Available: Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
9.5 inch x 13 inch
Item Code: HN72
Price: $795.00
Best Deal: $596.25
Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Be the first to review this product
Viewed 12778 times since 15th Sep, 2013
Shiva family, to include not only Shiva, his spouse Parvati, and sons Karttikeya and Ganesh but also the Shiva's Nandi and snakes, Parvati's lion, Karttikeya's peacock and Ganesh' mouse, has been now for centuries, and is still, the most chosen theme of sculptors, casters and miniaturists. With colours, and a wide range of forms, the miniaturist had far greater scope for his ingenuity to work. On his canvas, he has been able to discover in the Shiva family not only the aspects of real life but also all that he could think of, imagine, or weave around him ? even queer situations.

A miniature finds Shiva family camping under a tree. A snake comprises his loincloth. Right then, there appear Brahma and Vishnu. Vishnu is on his vehicle Garuda, the great bird and the traditional enemy of snakes. Seeing Garuda arrive, the snake, comprising Shiva's loincloth, flees in fear into an anthill leaving Shiva nude. For saving her husband from disgrace, Parvati tears a part of her sari and with it Shiva protects his privacy. In another representation, Parvati, supporting child Ganesh on her lifted feet, as rural mothers do across the country, is bathing him, and Shiva is pouring water from above. A shivering winter night and the icy Himalayan slope, and Shiva has but an elephant hide to cover the entire family. It covers the children, and for pets he lights a little fire, and the parents pass the night uncovered or partially covered. While journeying from Himalayas to plains, Shiva is carrying Ganesh on his shoulder, and Parvati, Karttikeya. This is for giving some respite to pets, vehicles. Shiva is stitching a lavada for oncoming winter and Parvati is repairing her husband's garland of skulls, a pure family affair. Ganesh is helping the father and Karttikeya mother. Miniatures have portrayed hundreds of such aspects of rural life using the Holy Family as model.

This miniature, rendered using the late eighteenth century Guler idiom of Pahari art, portrays the holy family in absolute bliss. The painting most effectively reveals also the Indian ideal of Vasudhaiva kutumbakam, world a family, as in the painting, the boundaries of kinship, or family, transcend all barriers, natural as well as human. If Parvati, mother, is feeding one child, Karttikeya, from her breast, she is feeding the other, snake, from her bowl, and peacock, leaning from the branch of tree, knows that in the drink it also has its share. Lion, bull, mouse, peacock, and snake, so different in nature, not only coexist but exist in absolute peace and bliss. Shiva's mount Nandi and Parvati's lion are resting calmly under the same tree. It is not a world of master and servant, or man and animal. Ganesh, master, is grinding bhang for his father, while mouse, his vehicle, is enjoying a luddoo.

It is an evening of spring. The sun has set, yet from under the western horizon bursts its glow and renders the western sky pinkish-red. The evening has darkened lake-water but spring blooms in its lotuses. The tree, under which the holy family is camping, a huge Saptaparni, does not have flowers but foliage blooming in colours. Behind the Shiva family, there lay a large hill-range, brown and barren except for a few scattered bushes, suggestive of Himalayan upper ranges. Lord Shiva and Parvati are seated on their usual tiger skin laid over a level green pitch of land. Parvati has Karttikeya in his lap and is feeding him from her left breast Ganesh seated towards the bank of the lake is preparing bhang for his father in a grinding pot. Lest it fell he is holding the pot by his feet. His mouse, sitting near him, is enjoying a luddoo. It is constantly looking at Ganesh to find out what he feels about his luddoo eating. Shiva is wearing only a loincloth, though Parvati is well costumed and bejewelled. Her striped lehenga is quite typical.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.

Of Related Interest:

Paintings by Kailash Raj


Free Shipping. Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Read more...
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Hindu | Paintings)

A Vision Of Shiva-Parvati
Shiva and Parvati Bless a Bhakta Even as One-Eyed Kubera Looks On
Harihara, The Deified Amalgam Of Vishnu (Hari) And Shiva (Hara)
Lord Shiva and Parvati on Mount Kailash
Shiva Parvati Blessing Their Devotees
Linga as Jyoti: Cumulative Form of Shiva's Twenty-five Lilas (Illustration to the Shiva Purana)
Mata Parvati and Her Little Lord Ganesha
Emergence of Ganga from Shiva’s Coiffure (A Fine Painting)
A Solemn Moment In The Shiva-Parivar
Bana Prostrating at Shiva’s Feet
Testimonials
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Over the years, I have purchased several statues, wooden, bronze and brass, from Exotic India. The artists have shown exquisite attention to details. These deities are truly awe-inspiring. I have been very pleased with the purchases.
Heramba, USA
The Green Tara that I ordered on 10/12 arrived today.  I am very pleased with it.
William USA