Jan 23, 2013

Krishna - New Forever series (Govinda Pattabhishekam) watercolor.

Jan 20, 2013

Paradox Krishna, oil on canvas, 2006.

Wacom Vamana. (digital coloring)

                                                    Shiva Ganga - watercolor.
Shiva bears the force of the heavenly river Ganga on his head.

Krishna - Experiments with Krishna series. watercolor.

Krishna - New Forever series. watercolor.

Jan 18, 2013

Eka - Rekha Krishna  (single-line Krishna). Calligraphy pen.

Jan 16, 2013

Jan 11, 2013

Bhakta Hanuman. watercolor.
The Geetacharya. watercolor on papyrus
Arjuna: 'Karishye vachanam thava..' -- I will do your bidding.

Jan 10, 2013

 Gitaamrita. oil on canvas. 5'x4'

'Sarvopanishado gaavo dogdha gopalanandana: ..." Gita Maahaatmya.

Krishna milks the essence of the Upanishads in the form of Bhagawad Gita, 

which has to be churned by our mind with his grace, 
to yield the butter called Bhakti.

Jan 9, 2013

Goverdhandhari, oil on leather

The composition of the epic Mahabharatha. Watercolor.

Ganesha agrees to be the scribe, as Vyasa dictates the epic, but with a condition that he will not stop while writing. Vyasa accepts -- with a counter-condition that he should fully understand the import of the verse before writing. Where some intervals were inevitable, Vyasa composes some complex verses for Ganesha to understand -- to gain time to compose his next verse. Krishna, the central figure of the epic, watches on, with a wheel, the symbol of the Mahabharatha.

Jan 8, 2013

Krishna and Arjuna.watercolor.
  'Divyam dadami thae chakshu:' -- I give you divine eyes to behold my cosmic form...'

Jan 7, 2013

The Paramacharya, Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi, summons and hears from the legendary singer, Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar the composition, 'Subrahmanyaya Namasthe...' by Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar. He also explains the meaning and the intricacies of the composition, stressing that it is important for singers to understand the words in the composition in order to sing it with bhava (feel).

Jan 5, 2013

Vishwaroopa, Acrylic mural.

Inspired by Gopala Vimshati of Swamy Desika. 'Adharahita chaaru vamsha naala..." 
I want to see this form of yours during my last breath. 
your charming lips playing on your flute. The peacock feathers on your crest, 
slipping away and fluttering. Blue as a piece of the Indraneela gem, 
let this vision be with me always, until my last breath."

Narada, the guru for both the boys Dhruva and Prahlada.
For Prahlada it was his upadesha of 'Hari, Hari' and
for Dhruva it was the Dwadashakshara mantra.

 Sudarshana, the discus in a personal form.

Panchajanya, the conch in a personal form.

Arjuna, 'I will do your bidding...' (karishye vachanam thava...)

Meera 'Mere tho Giridhar Gopala, doosro na koi...'

Andal (kurai ondrum illada Govinda...)

Swamy Desika and the verse in Gopala Vimshati. 
Krishna's important verses from the Gita 
(with the last shloka, sarva dharman parityajya..) also included.

The Lord's foot rising upto the skies (emphasised with a line) during
the Vamana avatar. Brahma washes his feet, the water of which flows down as the Ganga.
Kaliya Mardhana, acrylic on bamboo mat. 2005

Jan 1, 2013