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 > Sinha-vahini Durga
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Sinha-vahini Durga

Sinha-vahini Durga

Sinha-vahini Durga

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

11.0 inch X 8.5 inch
Deal 25% Off
Item Code:
Hl87
Frame
Price:
$325.00
Discounted:
$182.81   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$142.19 (25% + 25%)
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Sinha-vahini Durga
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 18227 times since 8th Oct, 2011
Essentially a votive image, the painting represents a form of goddess Durga as it most often emerges in her devotees’ vision : the four-armed lion-riding female glowing with divine aura and carrying in her hands the attributes of destruction, and on her face, the determination to destroy evil-doers, a tender-hearted mother and a formidable warrior. Not represented as engaged in an act of annihilation of any of the demons named in her related scriptures, this image of the mother assures general protective cover she is believed to provide not only against evil forces but also against worldly foes, the foes within oneself – one’s anger, greed, temptations, ill-will, unqualified desires among others, and ailments, failures and worldly ties. The ultimate, she destroys all that impedes the path to redemption and liberates the being from all material bonds.

This image-type of the goddess might be seen as emerging in some unidentified early stone-reliefs; however after Puranas, particularly the Devi-Mahatmya, wove around her image the legends of her exploits against various mighty demons she appeared in stone or any visual medium as the ultimate operative force engaged in one act of annihilation or other. This image-type manifests a subsequent phase when priority of one sect over the other, that is, Vaishnavism and Shaivism, emerged as contentious issues endangering the sectarian unity of the Hinduism. Devi, claimed to synthesize into her being the divine lustre and attributes of all gods, irrespective of their sub-sectarian line, emerged as the most potential tool to those who sought to reconcile the warring factions.

Sages and seers perceived Devi not only as the ultimate power : the mightiest and the most potent, against evil forces but also as one above all gods, Vaishnavite or Shaivite, even ‘Tri-murti’. While myths wove around her the legends of her exploits against all demons that had grown invincible against any male god, visual arts innovated such image of her that transcended sectarian divides. The destroyer of evil forces, her links with Shiva – the Destroyer, were a little more emphatic but her form reflected with as much emphasis her Vaishnava bearings, especially in the attributes she carried. This synthesis has been more powerfully revealed in this image that carries in three of her hands the Vaishnavite attributes : mace, conch and sword, and Shaivite, Trident, in the fourth. The lotuses, cresting her crown, an essential element of Vaishnava iconography, further strengthen her Vaishnavite bearing. Though a horizontal line suggestive of ‘Tri-punda’ – the Shaivite ‘tilaka’ mark, balances it, she has on her forehead a regular Vaishnava ‘tilaka’.

The painting, a contemporary masterpiece, has been rendered using the late eighteenth century Pahari art idiom, or rather a stylistic blend of two of its major art-styles, Basohli and Mandi, besides the form of the goddess’s mount lion that rendered in ochre with white patches and black stripes represents the common idiom of almost all Pahari art schools. The form and style of lotuses used with the goddess’s crown is typical of Basohli art style. However in most other things, iconography with awful large eyes and bold features, voluminous body-structure, style of seating and the palette, all characteristic features of Mandi art school, the painting represents Mandi art style. Devi has been the most chosen theme of Mandi artists but while the paintings from the early phase, that is, the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, are crude and somewhat awful, those from the later phase, as this one, are quite refined.

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.

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Sinha-vahini Durga (Hindu | Paintings)

Sinha-vahini Durga
Deal 25% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
11.0 inch X 8.5 inch
Item Code: Hl87
$325.00$182.81
You save: $142.19 (25 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon
Deal 25% Off
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10 inch X 8 inch
Item Code: HN41
$275.00$154.69
You save: $120.31 (25 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lion-riding Durga Killing Demons
Deal 25% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist : Kailash Raj
11.8 inch X 8.8 inch
Item Code: HL58
$355.00$199.69
You save: $155.31 (25 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mahishasur Mardini Mother Goddess Durga with Two Bhairavas
Deal 25% Off
Watercolor on Paper
5.5 inches X 7.6 inches
Item Code: HJ14
$225.00$126.56
You save: $98.44 (25 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $70.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga and Bhairava Slay the Demon Mahishasur
Deal 25% Off
Watercolor on Paper
8.1 inches X 7.3 inches
Item Code: HI33
$275.00$154.69
You save: $120.31 (25 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Maharaja Mansingh Worshipping Devi
Deal 20% Off
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
11.5 inches X 15.8 inches
Item Code: HF37
$855.00$513.00
You save: $342.00 (20 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kali, Mahakali or Shmashana-Kali
Deal 25% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
11.5 inch X 8.5 inch
Item Code: HN06
$495.00$278.44
You save: $216.56 (25 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Lakshmi Bathed by Elephants
Deal 25% Off
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
9.0 inch x 7.2 inch
Item Code: HN90
$225.00$126.56
You save: $98.44 (25 + 25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Ashta-bhuja-dhari Durga
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
8.5 inches x 11.5 inches
Item Code: HO66
$495.00$371.25
You save: $123.75 (25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Durga Killing Demon Rakta-bija
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
9.0 inch x 6.5 inch
Item Code: HN91
$255.00$191.25
You save: $63.75 (25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Ashtadasa-bhuja-Dhari Durga
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
7.5 inch X 9 inch
Item Code: HM63
$405.00$303.75
You save: $101.25 (25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Goddess Durga as Jaya
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist : Kailash Raj
9.3 inch X 6.3 inch
Item Code: HL62
$365.00$273.75
You save: $91.25 (25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Testimonials
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
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
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India