Painting. Kūrma, tortoise avatar of Vishnu at the churning of the ocean of milk. Gouache on paper. Inscribed. School/styleRajasthan School term details Date1790-1810 (circa)

Painting. Kūrma, tortoise avatar of Vishnu at the churning of the ocean of milk. Gouache on paper. Inscribed. School/styleRajasthan School term details Date1790-1810 (circa)

Indian Epics Resources: Image: Vasuki and the churning of the Ocean. You can see a list of the things produced at the churning of the Ocean at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samudra_manthan

Indian Epics Resources: Image: Vasuki and the churning of the Ocean. You can see a list of the things produced at the churning of the Ocean at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samudra_manthan

Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Karaikal (Tanjore) and for some Masulipatam pages (Andhra), between 1727 and 1758

Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Karaikal (Tanjore) and for some Masulipatam pages (Andhra), between 1727 and 1758

Churning of the Ocean of Milk – Mt Meru-Mandara and elixirs of Immortality

Churning of the Ocean of Milk – Mt Meru-Mandara and elixirs of Immortality

Churning of the Ocean of Milk – Mt Meru-Mandara and elixirs of Immortality

19th century painting depicting the gods and demons using a mountain as a pestle to churn “potent herbs” into the Ocean of Milk in order to produce the sacred amrita, i.e making the cosmic bhang.

19th century painting depicting the gods and demons using a mountain as a pestle to churn “potent herbs” into the Ocean of Milk in order to produce the sacred amrita, i.e making the cosmic bhang.

In Hinduism, Churning of the Ocean of Milk is one of the most famous periods in the Puranas. The story appears in the Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata and the Vishnu Purana. In literal terms, this tale is an allegorical description of what transpires during a kundalini awakening process. Kundalini is a latent energy that lays dormant in the spine. Upon awakening, it rises in a sensation akin to a slithering snake, up the spinal column (Meru-danda, represented by Mount Meru in the story).

In Hinduism, Churning of the Ocean of Milk is one of the most famous periods in the Puranas. The story appears in the Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata and the Vishnu Purana. In literal terms, this tale is an allegorical description of what transpires during a kundalini awakening process. Kundalini is a latent energy that lays dormant in the spine. Upon awakening, it rises in a sensation akin to a slithering snake, up the spinal column (Meru-danda, represented by Mount Meru in the story).

Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Painting on two sheets of paper (taped together) depicting The Churning of the Milky Ocean. In the centre of the page is mount Mandara with a serpent coiled around, being used to churn the ocean to release the Amrita (nectar of immortality) and other precious objects. Other deities are shown surrounding this central scene. Company School 1820 (circa), Tamil Nadu [?] Andhra Pradesh [?] paper; gold…

Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Painting on two sheets of paper (taped together) depicting The Churning of the Milky Ocean. In the centre of the page is mount Mandara with a serpent coiled around, being used to churn the ocean to release the Amrita (nectar of immortality) and other precious objects. Other deities are shown surrounding this central scene. Company School 1820 (circa), Tamil Nadu [?] Andhra Pradesh [?] paper; gold…


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Churning of the Ocean. Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1800.

Churning of the Ocean. Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1800.

Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Karaikal (Tanjore) and for some Masulipatam pages (Andhra), between 1727 and 1758

Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Karaikal (Tanjore) and for some Masulipatam pages (Andhra), between 1727 and 1758

Samudra Manthan or 'Churning of the Ocean of Milk'. Indra, the king of the gods came across the Sage Durvasa who offered him a special garland given to him by Shiva. Indra accepted the garland & placed it on the trunk of his elephant, but the elephant trampled it on the ground. This enraged the sage who cursed Indra & all the gods so that their strength, energy, & fortune were taken from them. They appealed to Vishnu for guidance who advised that they  drink the nectar of immortality…

Samudra Manthan or 'Churning of the Ocean of Milk'. Indra, the king of the gods came across the Sage Durvasa who offered him a special garland given to him by Shiva. Indra accepted the garland & placed it on the trunk of his elephant, but the elephant trampled it on the ground. This enraged the sage who cursed Indra & all the gods so that their strength, energy, & fortune were taken from them. They appealed to Vishnu for guidance who advised that they drink the nectar of immortality…

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Madhubani painting, with textual labels and explanations, by Dhirendra Jha

Madhubani painting, with textual labels and explanations, by Dhirendra Jha

"Samudra-manthan," a modern Madhubani rendering by Dhirendra Jha

"Samudra-manthan," a modern Madhubani rendering by Dhirendra Jha

The churning of the ocean, in a kalamkari version

The churning of the ocean, in a kalamkari version

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