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
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Hindu > Goddess > Durga Slaying Demon
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Durga Slaying Demon

Durga Slaying Demon

Durga Slaying Demon

Availability:
Sold Out (Can be backordered)
Specifications:

Illustration to the Markandeya Purana
Guler School
Stone Colors On Paper
Artist Kailash Raj

10.0" x 8.0"
Item Code:
HB47
Frame
Price:
$205.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 8 to 12 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: $41.00
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Durga Slaying Demon

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 9522 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
This miniature, a fine specimen of medieval Pahari art-style, portrays Durga combating a demon in direct fight without any helpers. Which demons Durga killed during her cosmic interventions had been well established long ago in various Durga legends. Hence, the portrayal of an anonymous demon is a little strange. While rendering a legend, the artist could well identify the demon he aimed at portraying but he preferred instead an anonymous demon figure. Obviously the artist desired to portray Durga in her cosmic role against evil in general and not against a named demon in particular. He wished to see the mother of the universe in her widest role. By specifying the demon he could only squeeze her role into a particular event or legend. The artist has, however, given some hint which legend he wished to depict in this excellent miniature. Puranas have recorded three major appearances of Durga for effecting cosmic intervention and annihilating evil forces. Once she emerged to assist Vishnu when he sought to annihilate the ferocious demons Madhu and Kaitabha. She did not combat the demons in direct battle nor killed them. She only assisted Lord Vishnu. She made her second appearance to kill Mahisha, the son of demon Rambha born of his buffalo wife. This time Durga combated the demon unassisted and in direct fight. Before Durga killed him, he entered the body of a mighty buffalo to hide and delude the goddess, but she did not fail in identifying him and killed him. The third time, she appeared to annihilate Mahisha's ministers and army chiefs, Sumbha, Nisumbha, Raktabija, Chand, Munda and their great army. She too was assisted by Kali and Saptamatrikas, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Brahmani, Indrani, Varahi, Narsimhi and Maheshvari. Obviously, the episode depicted in this miniature relates neither to Madhu and Kaitabha nor to the annihilation of Mahisha's ministers and army chiefs. It is none else but Mahishasura Durga is combating with, though, it seems, the artist has deliberately excluded its buffalo part by which the episode related to his annihilation is popularly identified. He has, however, depicted the demon in green-black complexion, which defined the body colour of Mahishasura.

A demon by the name of Mahishasura won from Brahma the boon that no male, a god, human being, demon or beast, would ever kill him. Having become, thus, near invincible, he began inflicting all round atrocities and ousted even Indra and other gods from Indraloka. Finally, gods decided to create out of their respective powers and attributes a female form. After she was created they gave her their weapons and prayed her to annihilate Mahishasura. This female form was Durga. Mahishasura, hearing of her beauty, sent his ministers, one after the other, to convince her to become his wife. Durga killed them all. Finally, Mahishasura, riding a chariot, himself came to fight. When he was almost subdued, he hid himself in a buffalo's body but could not escape Durga's eye and was killed.

The painting is a characteristic rendition of the theme. Durga, riding a ferocious lion, confronts the demon riding a chariot driven by two horses. Both Mahishasura and Durga have ten arms. Mahisha's all ten arms are carrying in them one weapon or the other. Durga does not have such weapons in her all arms. Two of her arms have in them a water pot and a conch, the auspicious symbols. In her other arms she is carrying the weapons gods had given her. In between them the artist has depicted furious war and exchange of heavy arms and the arrows and discuses in particular are seen scattered all over. Durga is in her steel-grey armour and a helmet. The artist has painted his theme against a turquoise-green plain background for its better projection.

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.

Click here for more paintings by Kailash Raj


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

Items Related to Durga Slaying Demon (Hindu | Paintings)

Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10 inch X 8 inch
Item Code: HN41
$275.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga and Bhairava Slay the Demon Mahishasur
Watercolor on Paper
8.1 inches X 7.3 inches
Item Code: HI33
$275.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Ganesha Annihilating Demon
Brass Sculpture
8 inch X 6.0 inch X 2 inch
2.1 kg
Item Code: XP14
$195.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Large Size Ashtabhuja-dhari Durga on Her Mount Lion
Brass Statue
43.0 inch x 43.0 inch x 13.0 inch
89.5 kg
Item Code: ZAZ55
$3695.00
Backorder
Backorder
Four-Armed Lakshmi, The Goddess of Abundance
White Cedar Wood from Trivandrum (Kerala)
16.0 inch x 10.0 inch x 5.5 inch
3.0 kg
Item Code: ZAV06
$595.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Varanasi Benaras (The City of Temples) (DVD)
Super Audio (Madras) Pvt. Ltd.(2012)
52 mins.
Item Code: IZZ572
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Durga Slays the Demon Mahishasur
Watercolor on Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
7" X 10"
Item Code: HH27
$350.00
Backorder
Backorder
Durga Slays the Demon Mahishasur
Miniature Painting on Paper
8.5" X 8.0"
Item Code: HC89
$180.00
Backorder
Backorder
Durga Saptashati
Item Code: IDG948
$6.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Little Monk's Durga (Tales of Wisdom Unique Vocabulary Enhancer)
by Gauri Kelkar & Tapas Guha
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Wisdom Tree
Item Code: NAD502
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Durga Puja in Hinduism
Item Code: NAD499
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
In the Name of the Goddess (The Durga Pujas of Contemporary Kolkatta)
by Tapati Guha-Thakurta
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAL970
$105.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
108 Names of Durga
by Vijaya Kumar
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
New Dawn Press
Item Code: IDE685
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Demonology The Inverted Pantheon
Item Code: IDC921
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
THE PADMA PURANA (Ten Volumes)
Item Code: IDF395
$285.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Harivamsa Purana (Set of 10 Volumes)
Item Code: NAE817
$325.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for existing and sharing India's wonderful heritage and legacy to the world.
Angela, UK
Dear sir/sirs, Thanks a million for the two books I ordered on your website. I have got both of them and they are very much helpful for my paper writing.
Sprinna, China
Exotic India has excellent and speedy service.
M Sherman, USA
Your selection of books is impressive and unique in USA. Thank you.
Jaganath, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in sculptures and books of anywhere I know.
Michael, USA
Namaste, I received my package today. My compliments for your prompt delivery. The skirts I ordered are absolutely beautiful! Excellent tailoring and the fit is great. I will be ordering from you again. Best Regards.
Eileen
I’ve received the package 2 days ago. The painting is as beautiful as I whished! I’m very interesting in history, art and culture of India and I’m studing his civilization; so I’ve visited Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in theese years. I’m a draftwoman , so I like collect works of extraordinary arts and crafts of villages, that must be protected and helped. In a short time I’ll buy some others folk painting, as Madhubani , Kalamkari and – if it’s possible – Phad. In the meanwhile, I’m very happy to have in my home a work of your great artist. Namaste, Namaskara.
Laura, Italy.
I must compliment you on timely delivery for this order. I was very impressed. Consequently, I have just placed another large order of beads and look forward to receiving these on time as well.
Charis, India
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir ma statue tête de Bouddha en cuivre. elle est magnifique et correspond exactement à la photo. Emballage très épais et protecteur, arrivé intact. Délai de livraison de 8 jours, parfait. Votre service commercial est très réactif et courtois. Je suis donc très satisfait et je tiens à le dire. Merci.
Yves, France
I was thrilled with the Tribal Treasure Box. Your customer service is outstanding. Shopping with you is like being back in India.
Yvonne, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India