HOLLY FAMILY
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by Vishnu P V
2d ago
“This unique mural painting is created with natural colors on canvas and measures 30 x 30 inches”. The Holy Family consists of the Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph. The subject became popular in art from the 1490s on, but veneration of the Holy Family was formally begun in the 17th century by Saint François de Laval, the first bishop of New France, who founded a confraternity. The Gospels speak little of the life of the Holy Family in the years before Jesus’ public ministry. Matthew and Luke narrate th ..read more
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Sanakadika Rishis
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by Vishnu P V
1M ago
The Kumaras are four sages (rishis) from the Puranic texts of Hinduism who roam the universe as children, generally named Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana, and Sanatkumara. They are described as the first mind-born creations and sons of the creator-god Brahma. Born from Brahma’s mind, the four Kumaras undertook lifelong vows of celibacy (brahmacharya) against the wishes of their father. They are said to wander throughout the materialistic and spiritualistic universe without any desire but with the purpose of teaching.[1] All four ..read more
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Process of Kerala Mural Painting and the natural pigments
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by D0ct0r
1M ago
The traditional process followed in Kerala Mural Painting is as follows: Step 1: Preparing the Ground Once the surface is perfectly prepared, the artist begins with a light initial sketch using either a very light yellow color or a pencil. This sketch is drawn freely, allowing the artist to modify the lines until satisfied with the overall composition. Step 2: Final Drawing After completing the initial sketch, the artist goes over it with red color to create the final drawing. Step 3: Color Application The spaces within the final drawing are then filled with colors. Once the flat colors are ap ..read more
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LORD SHIVA
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by Vishnu P V
1M ago
“This  mural painting depicts the timeless essence of Lord Shiva, rendered in a traditional style. Measuring 33 x 33 inches, it was meticulously crafted using acrylic paint on canvas. This is one of my masterpiece work. Now this painting is owned by Mr. V Anand, residing in Coimbatore.”.” Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism, is known as the “Destroyer” in the Trimurti, which includes Brahma the “Creator” and Vishnu the “Preserver.” He is revered as the Supreme Being in Shaivism, one of the major traditions within Hinduism. Key Attributes and Symbols: 1. Appearance ..read more
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LORD SURYA
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by Vishnu P V
2M ago
Surya is the Sun as well as the solar deity in Hinduism. He is traditionally one of the major five deities in the Smarta tradition, all of whom are considered as equivalent deities in the Panchayatana puja and a means to realise Brahman. Other names of Surya in ancient Indian literature include Aditya, Arka, Bhanu, Savitr, Pushan, Ravi, Martanda, Mitra, Bhaskara, Prabhakara, Kathiravan, and Vivasvan. The iconography of Surya is often depicted riding a chariot harnessed by hor ..read more
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COMPANY PAINTING
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by Vishnu P V
2M ago
As the British East India Company expanded its purview in South Asia during the late 1700s, great numbers of its employees moved from England to carve out new lives for themselves in India. As they traveled through the country and encountered unusual flora and fauna, stunning ancient monuments, and exotic new people, they wanted to capture these images to send or take home. Whereas the modern tourist would rely on his camera for such a task, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers had to hire Indian painters to do the job. The works produced by these artists, undertaken in a European sty ..read more
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AYODHYA RAM TEMPLE KUMBABISHEKHAM
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by Vishnu P V
6M ago
Ayodhya Ram Temple Kumbabhishekam is supposed to take place at Ayodhya on 22 nd January 2024. On account of this, now itself grand celebration takes place in this temple to gratify our great Lord Ram. Ram Janmabhoomi is the Holy place, which is believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. As per the great epic Ramayana, Rama's birthplace is located on the banks of the Holy Sarayu River in the city of Ayodhya.The construction of the temple is mostly completed, though yet, some amount of construction work is pending as of now, with the consecratio ..read more
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Mural Painting of Gajendra Moksham: A Divine Narrative on Canvas
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by Vishnu P V
7M ago
Introduction: Mural painting is an ancient form of art that has been used throughout history to depict stories, convey messages, and showcase cultural and religious narratives. One such compelling mural painting that captivates the essence of Hindu mythology is the portrayal of Gajendra Moksham. This intricate and divine artwork brings to life the legendary tale of Gajendra, the elephant king, and his liberation (moksha) from the clutches of a formidable crocodile. Legend of Gajendra Moksham: The story of Gajendra Moksham is derived from the Bhagavata Purana, an ancient Hindu scripture. Accord ..read more
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Kerala Temple Murals: A Divine Canvas of Art and Culture
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by Vishnu P V
7M ago
Introduction: Kerala, often referred to as “God’s Own Country,” is not only known for its lush green landscapes and backwaters but also for its rich cultural heritage. One of the significant components of Kerala’s cultural tapestry is its temple murals. These murals, adorning the walls of ancient temples, narrate stories of mythology, showcase artistic brilliance, and serve as a visual expression of spirituality. Historical Background: The tradition of mural painting in Kerala dates back to ancient times. Influenced by various art forms, including Dravidian, Tanjore, and Ajanta styles, Keral ..read more
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MAHA MAHO UPADHYAYA M.V. RAMANUJACHARIAR
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by Vishnu P V
7M ago
INTRODUCTION Sri Manalur Veeravalli Ramanujachariar was the first person to translate, MAHABHARATHAM- the longest poem in the world- (more than One Lakh Verses) from Sanskrit Language into Tamil. Sri Ramanujachariar was born in 1866 in a small village Manalur in Tamil Nadu located near Kumbakonam. He lost his father at a very young age. He was brought up by his mother. Young Ramanujachariar showed keen interest in mastering languages, grammar, and ancient literature. He learnt Sanskrit from his maternal uncle Sri U Ve. Veeraraghavacharyar, an expert in Vyaakarana Sutras. After completing his m ..read more
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