Om Namah Shivay!

via Daily Prompt: Natty

Lord Shiva is one of the most peculiar God of the Indian Philosophy. He is a Destroyer and a transformer, a Passionate lover, a Ferocious warrior, the Lord of the Cosmic Dance and the very personification of the dynamism of our universe!

At the same time, Shiva is also regarded as formless, limitless and unchanging absolute Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe. Shiva is the name given to consciousness that dwells in us all, our true identity, our soul!

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Museums

via Daily Prompt: Buff

“Civilisations aren’t remembered by their business people, Bankers or lawyers. They’re remembered by their art.”  – Eli Broad.

And where’s the best place to obverse these arts than at a museum! Museums, a place where the dead comes to life, are repositories of artistic, cultural, tangible and intangible heritage of a country. India being a country of much celebrated history and past, has innumerable artefacts of beauty and importance and hence has a lot of museums too.

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Pahari Paintings

Indian Miniature Paintings

 

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Indian miniature painting started off as an illustration of sacred texts written on long narrow strips of palm leaves bound together in form of bundle. Due to size of the palm leaf that was usually one foot long and less than 3 inches wide, the area available for painting the illustrations was limited. The illustrations therefore are miniature in size and hence came to be known as “Miniature Painting”. These manuscripts were meant to be held in one’s hands and viewed from a close distance.

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