Saturday, May 16, 2015


2:59 PM
Surya- Pencil Sketch (Digitally modified)

Surya-The lord of Planets

The significance of Surya in Indian thought is not only as one of the lord of Grahas, but as identical with the supreme godhead Vishnu.

He sits on a lotus, carrying in his two hands red lotuses, his complexion is deep red, his chariot has seven horses, yoked by seven ropes.

The seven horses of Sun are the seven Vedic metres- Gayatri, Brhati, Ushnik, Jagati, Trishtup, Anushtubh and Pankti.

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10:41 AM
8"x10", Acrylic on Canvas
All images © 2010-2015 Pratyasha Nithin. All rights reserved.

The painting depicts Ardhanarishwara a specific form of Shiva wherein Uma/Shakti his wife exists as left part of his body. Shiva and Shakti represents Purusha and Prakriti or Ishwara and his Maya shakti. Hence, the form of Ardhanarishwara depicts the eternal unity of Purusha and Prakriti. The Shiva's portion is red in color and is wrapped in tiger skin. The Shakti portion is black and is adorned with ornaments. 

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