Goddess Gayathri Devi, Mysore Painting, Size 58.5 x 72.5cm (With Frame)
Goddess Gayathri or Gayathri Devi is the universal divine mother. She is regarded the mother of the sacred vedas and remains the divine energy that animates all things. Gayatri is actually the name of a vedic hymn, well known as Gayatri Mantra, which is regarded the most sacred. Goddess Gayatri Devi is the personification of this very potent, sacred mantra.
Mysore Painting: Origin: Mysore, Karnataka,India.
Mysore paintings are known for their elegance, muted colours, and attention to detail. The themes for most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology.This Artform is an important form of classical South Indian painting style that originated in and around the town of Mysore in Karnataka encouraged and nurtured by the Mysore rulers. Painting in Karnataka has a long and illustrious history.
The most famous of the manuscripts detailing the various nuances of the Mysore school and listing out the various Gods and Goddesses, is the Sritattvanidhi, a voluminous work of 1500 pages prepared under the patronage of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.