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"The Guru who is capable of making each man's soul circulate within himself and illuminate him all over by his own power and knows the world by seeing within himself with complete equanimity, and seeing himself as The Creator is truly an Avadhuta".

CHAKRAMAN - 1880 - Nepal - a confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism - the red and white spheres at the bottom of the piece represent Ida and Pingala, the dual red and white kundalini energies.

Chinnamasta on Siva in a cremation ground, 19th c.

Devi with Sword and Severed Head (sold through exotic India site, no details given)

Rama and sita in a palanquin with hanuman Probably Bikaner, North India, circa 1800

Rama and sita in a palanquin with Hanuman Probably Bikaner, North India, circa 1800

www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - The Holy Family in tantric form: Shiva Panchmukha sits on a tiger skin, his consort Parvati covering all of his eyes with her hands to protect all from his incinerating gaze, his son Ganesha sits on his lap, in the foreground lie Shiva's vahana Nandi and Parvati's lion. Bengal, circa 1820. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 25.7 x 15.7cm

rasarnava: “The holy family in tantric form: Shiva Panchmukha (five-headed), Parvati who’s covering Shiva’s eyes to save all from incineration, son Ganesh, and Shiva’s and Parvati’s vehicles, the bull.

www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Devi (goddess) Gayatri. Kangra circa 1880. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 23.7 x 15.5cm

Goddess Gayatri (Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli with later applied card, circa Kangra

Rama and Sita enthroned with Hanuman worshipping them at their feet and Lakshmana in attendance upon them - V

Rama and Sita enthroned with Hanuman worshipping them at their feet and Lakshmana in attendance

A Prince Climbing to his Betrothed, India, Provincial Mughal, second half 18th century | Lot | Sotheby's

A Prince Climbing to his Betrothed, India, Provincial Mughal, second half century Gouache heightened with gold on paper painting: by leaf: by

Shiva as Sharabha Overpowers Vishnu as Narasimha. Made in Udaipur, Rajasthan, c. 1720. "Vishnu incarnated as the half-man, half-lion Narasimha (his fourth avatar) to subdue a particularly powerful demon. Afterward, however, Narasimha himself became too powerful. To stop him, Shiva incarnated in the form of the Sharabha, an eight-legged man-lion-bird."

Shiva as Sharabha Overpowers Vishnu as Narasimha Artist/maker unknown, Indian Geography: Made in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, Asia Date: c.

Goddess Durga Slaying Demons

Goddess Durga Slaying Demons, Hindu Miniature Painting On Paper

Vishnu with Lakshmi Seated on His 'Vahana' Garuda. vahana = the "vehicle" upon which a deity rides, usually an animal.

Vishnu with Lakshmi Seated on His 'Vahana' Garuda, Hindu Water Color Painting on PaperArtist:Kailash Raj

Lord ram army

The Rama Sethu land formation, linking southern India to northern Sri Lanka, is an example of such a sacred symbol which is revered in Hindu tradition as the bridge constructed by Lord Rama and his army to cross into Lanka and defeat the demon Ravana.