Rishaba Vahanam – Lord Shiva Parvathi on Nandi, Tanjore Painting , 22K Gold, Size 39 x 46cm (With Frame)
Rishaba Vahanam – Lord Shiva Parvathi on Nandi : Rishaba Vahanam” Literally means Bull Vehicle. The bull is also referred as Nandi is the chief of shiva’s attendants and guard. Rishabha vahanam depicts shiva cosily accompanied by his wife Parvathi sitting on his vehicle and going for a drive or stroll around to bless his devotees. The rishabha vahanam is also associated with Pradosham puja which happens twice a month of the 13th day of the lunar cycle i.e 2 days before the new moon or full moon.
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.