Dimensions: 20cm X 33cm
Hindu Paintings & Artwork | Paintings of Hindu Gods & Goddesses
Water Colour on Paper - Artist: Navneet Parikh
Baramasa, the theme of this folio, a convention characteristic to Indian soil as also confining to her alone, is largely the product of her unique geography as no land either in the Western or in any other hemisphere has such subtly transforming nature, or such emotional bent of mind and minutely analysed understanding of human mind, specially those in love the essential tools of Baramasa cult, as has the land of India. Here each month, not a broadly carved out season, has a phenomenal distinction of its own, as also the strength to incite each time a different mood or emotion, primarily love-related. Unlike many other theologies which hardly ever attribute to love any kind of spiritual or heroic status, or rather consider it as anything more than a mere trifle, in Indian way love is both, the personal sentiment as also something heroic, the temporal as also the transcendental, and this has given to Baramasa cult its real significance for while wreathing around the cyclic changes of nature round the year the singer or the painter not only explores the mundane, love-longing or whatever, but also ones incessant urge to transcend, something which gives to Barahmasa its mystic dimensions. This Baramasa folio, an exceptionally simplified canvas with well-identified areas for different sets of activities rendered in Uniara art style of late eighteenth century, portrays the month of Agahan, variedly named Margashirsha, the ninth in the Indian calendar, which corresponds to the period from around the mid-November to mid-December of the Common Era. Agahan is the month when the sun turns to astachala Westwards inclining to set early, though it still retains its warmth much as before rendering the earth neither too cold nor too hot, neither too bright nor too dull.