Publisher: Prakash Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The seven paintings in this portfolio with detailed descriptions are chosen with a view to highlight two aspects of this god, that is the householder and the protector and savior of mankind; for without Shiva's protection mankind will be reduced to ashes.
In Indian thought Lord Shiva represents the ultimate manhood and his consort Parvati the ultimate womanhood and the union of the two the ultimate art of creating. The cosmos came o exist as a result of this ultimate act and is also the continuance of the same.
Shiva, the infinite cannot be described in infinite terms; but a few of His aspects can be chosen and a description attempted. Here paintings provide much help.
1 The homage paid to the proto-lovers - Lord Shiva and Parvati - circa A.D. 1800
2 Lord Shiva Dancing - Late 18th century
3 Lord Shiva, the Gangadhara, circa A.D. 1800
4 The Shiva family descending to earth from Mount Kailash - circa A.D. 1800-20
5 The Great Lord protects His family form shivering cold - cica A.D. 188-1810
6 Mahayogi Shiva led by Parvati from Yoa to Mahayoga - circa A.D. 1800