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)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Hindu > Goddess > Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon
Displaying 83 of 189         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon

Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon

Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

10 inch X 8 inch
Item Code:
HN41
Frame
Price:
$275.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Goddess Durga Slaying the 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 8817 times since 29th Apr, 2013
(Illustration to the Markandeya Purana Guler School)

This miniature, a fine specimen of medieval Pahari art-style, portrays Durgacombating 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


Free Shipping. 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 Beauty of Anger - Mahishasuramardini Goddess Durga
Water Color Painting on Tussar Silk
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
29 inch x 41 inch
Item Code: PL57
$395.00
 With Frame (Add $275.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga
Water Color Painting On Hand Carved Marble Saucer
Varnished
8.8 inch Dia
Item Code: RB30
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga killing Mahishasura
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
12.5 inch x 18.5 inch
Item Code: PR56
$65.00
 With Frame (Add $135.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Modern Women as Durga
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Kamlesh Rai
20 inch x 28 inch
Item Code: DN41
$225.00
 With Frame (Add $225.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mother Goddess Durga
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
12 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PM02
$75.00
Backorder
Backorder
Goddess Durga
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vibhuti Jha
21 inch x 29.5 inch
Item Code: DL97
$195.00
 With Frame (Add $225.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga Riding on Lion
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 10.5 inch X 13 inch
Size with Brocade 21 inch X 32 inch
Item Code: TY78
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mother Goddess Durga
Bengali Folk Painting on Paper
Artist: Ranjeet
20.6 inch x 28.5 inch
Item Code: PR34
$195.00
 With Frame (Add $225.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
KUSHMANDA - Navadurga (The Nine Forms of Goddess Durga)
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
12 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PR09
$95.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
KATYAYANI - Navadurga (The Nine Forms of Goddess Durga)
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
12 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PR10
$95.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
KALARATRI - Navadurga (The Nine Forms of Goddess Durga)
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
12 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PR11
$95.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
SHAILAPUTRI Navadurga (The Nine Forms of Goddess Durga)
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
12 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PR12
$95.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Keep up the good work.
Harihar, Canada
I have bought Ganesh Bell in past and every visitors at my home has appreciated very much. You have quality product and good service. Keep it up with good business. This time I am buying Ganesh-Laxmi bells.
Kanu, USA
I am a long-time customer of Exotic India for gifts for me and friends and family. We are never disappointed. Your jewelry craftspeople are very skilled artists. You must treasure them. And we always look forward to the beautifully decorated boxes you use to ship your jewelry.
Diane, USA
I have always enjoyed browsing through the website. I was recently in south India, and was amazed to note that the bronze statues made in Kumbakonam and Thanjavur had similar pricing as Exotic India.
Heramba, USA
Thank you very much for your services. I ordered a Dhanvantari Deity from this site and it came quickly and in good condition. Now Sri Dhanvantari ji is worshipped regularly before seeing each client and in the offering of our medicinal products. Thanks again.
Max, USA
Thank you for shipping my 2 Books! Absolutli a great job in this short time, 3 working days from India to Switzerland it`s fantastic!!! You have won some new clients!
Ruedi, Switzerland
I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India