Lord Murugan Palani Andavar Raja alangaram, Tanjore Painting, 22K Gold, Size 59.5 x 75cm (With Frame)
Lord Palani Andavar with Raja Alangaram : Murugan is the Hindu god of war. He is a son of Parvati and Shiva, brother of Ganesha. Also known as Kartikeya is particularly popular and predominantly worshipped in South India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia as Murugan.One of the adornments of Lord Muruga is the Raja Alangakaram. Literally means King Decoration. Dressed in silk with crown and golden spear (vel), devotees say“Kana kan Kodi vendum” (need 100 thousand eyes to view). Raja alankaram is done in the evening time. It is believed that lord Muruga goes around in his golden chariot to clear the problems of his devotees in the Raja Alankaram.
Tanjore Painting: Origin: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu India
Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian art developed in the late 16th century in Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state.
The paintings consist of a well-rounded figure, a deity with almond-shaped eyes. The figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains, etc.
In this Indian folk art, gold leaves & sparkling stones are used as highlights for accents of the painting like ornaments, dresses, etc.
It’s been said that Thanjavur’s paintings are brightly colored and beautiful. In a dark room, the paintings have a potent glow that’s reminiscent of a presence. Most Thanjavur paintings are made on wooden canvasses while some use glass and walls as well.