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Newar Hindu Deities

Wooden Mask of Bhairava

Wooden Mask of Bhairava

Artist : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha

Price : £62.00

This intricate composition depicting the ‘Wooden Mask of Akasha Bhairava’ was painted for me by Samundra in 2008, and is based upon an earlier black-and-white composition of the Mask of Bhairava by Gyankar Bajracharya, which also appears in this gallery. But while Gyankar’s two-dimensional version...

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Naga and Nagini

Naga and Nagini

Artist : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha

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Shiva and Family (Shiva Parivar)

Shiva and Family (Shiva Parivar)

Artist : Dinesh Charan Shrestha

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The image of Shiva-Shakti, where Siva and Parvati appear together as husband and wife is popular in both Indian and Newar art. But they are also represented together with their two miraculously created ‘sons’, Ganesha and Kumara, in a ‘divine family’ assembly known as Shiva Parivar or ‘Shiva’s...

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Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti)

Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti)

Artist : Shuka Raj

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Ardhanarishvara, the 'Lord (ishvara) who is half (ardha) woman (nari)', is a composite form of Shiva and his consort Shakti (Parvati), fused into one body as Shiva-Shakti. In this beautiful painting by Sukha Raj, the trinity of Shiva-Shakti and their two sons, Ganesha and Kumara, appear together as...

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Seated Ardhanarishvara

Seated Ardhanarishvara

Artist : Raj Prakash Tuladhar

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September 2018 – I recently cleaned up most of the blemishes on the original image file of this painting, as I progressively do when a new order for a new Giclee print comes in. Ardhanarishvara, meaning the ‘Lord who is half woman’, is a composite and androgynous image of Shiva-Shakti, or Shiva...

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Shiva Nataraja

Shiva Nataraja

Artist : Rakesh Shrestha

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Shiva, the Great Ascetic Lord, is depicted here in his aspect as Nataraja, the 'Lord of the Dance', in which he combines the dramatic sentiments of tandava or 'fierce wildness' and lasya or 'erotic dance'. With his right foot drawn up and his extended left leg bent in dancing...

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White Ganapati

White Ganapati

Artist : Devendra Man Sinkhwal

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Ganesh or Ganapati, the endearing elephant-headed god and son of Shiva and Parvati, is perhaps the most popular deity in the entire Hindu pantheon. And he is depicted here in his Newar aspect as White Chandra Ganapati, whose blessings are said to be beneficial in curing all kinds of diseases and...

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Kaumari With Chanda Bhairava

Kaumari With Chanda Bhairava

Artist : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha

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This magnificent oil painting by Samundra Man Singh Shrestha took five months to paint. It was completed in 2006, and is Samundra's most ambitious composition to date. The painting depicts the four-armed mother goddess Kaumari, as she offers a skull-cup of blood from a freshly sacrificed buffalo to...

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Heads of Bhairava and Kaumari

Heads of Bhairava and Kaumari

Artist : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha

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This oil portrait was painted by Samundra Man Singh Shrestha in 2008, and depicts the two-armed aspects of the mother-goddess Kaumari and her consort, Chanda Bhairava. The assemblies of the 'eight mothers' (astamatrika) and the 'eight Bhairavas' (astabhairava) are of great importance in the Newar...

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B/W Ardhanarishvara

B/W Ardhanarishvara

Artist : Devendra Man Sinkhwal

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Ardhanarishvara, meaning the 'Lord (ishvara) who is half (ardha) woman (nari)', is a composite form of Shiva and his consort Parvati fused into one body, similarly to how in Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, merged with the nymph Salmacis to form a unified...

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B/W Ganesh

B/W Ganesh

Artist : Mahendra Man Sinkhwal

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In this sepia painting four-armed Ganesh (Ganapati) is shown dancing in tandavi or bow-and-arrow posture, with his right leg drawn up and his left foot resting upon the saddle-cloth of his vehicle, a long-nosed Asian shrew or chuchundra. The shrew gazes upward at Ganesh, with its four...

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Two-Armed Ganesh

Two-Armed Ganesh

Artist : Raj Prakash Tuladhar and Ram Shrestha

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This vibrant composition by the Newar artists Raj Prakash Tuladhar and Ram Prakash Shrestha depicts the elephant-headed deity, Ganesh or Ganapati, in his white two-armed aspect. His three-eyed face gazes towards the right, his forehead is marked with the three vermilion lines and lower crescent of...

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Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

Artist : Samundra Man Singh Shrestha

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For some people it may seem strange to include this portrait of India's most famous, and now somewhat controversial, miracle-working guru in the Hindu Deity gallery of this website. But for countless Hindus of India and Nepal, Sathya Sai Baba has long been recognized as a living embodiment of the...

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