Kali, Mandi, Inde, 1700-1720. Pigments sur papier, 21 x 17 cm © Alexis Renard, photo : Antoine Mercier

Kali, Mandi, Inde, 1700-1720. Pigments sur papier, 21 x 17 cm © Alexis Renard, photo : Antoine Mercier

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Hindola Raga Hindora-raga Rajput painting. Pahari School chamber c.1770
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Pahari style, 19th century Shiva as Gangadhara (Bearer of the Ganges)  c.1830.

Pahari style, 19th century Shiva as Gangadhara (Bearer of the Ganges) c.1830.

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The Rakshasa is a terrifying, blood lusting demon from Indian mythology and legend. it is a species of asuras (demon) from Hindu and Buddhist mythology. This vampiric demon comes out to hunt for human prey at night, especially during the new moon and the dark of the moon.They are more powerful at night. There are rituals to kill or repulse them and also fire works as well.

The Rakshasa is a terrifying, blood lusting demon from Indian mythology and legend. it is a species of asuras (demon) from Hindu and Buddhist mythology. This vampiric demon comes out to hunt for human prey at night, especially during the new moon and the dark of the moon.They are more powerful at night. There are rituals to kill or repulse them and also fire works as well.

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Shiva and Parvati in a Mountain Grotto Date: ca. 1800 Culture: India (Pahari Hills, Guler) Medium: Ink on paper Dimensions: Image (sight): 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (22.2 x 19.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008 Accession Number: 2008.359.28

Shiva and Parvati in a Mountain Grotto Date: ca. 1800 Culture: India (Pahari Hills, Guler) Medium: Ink on paper Dimensions: Image (sight): 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (22.2 x 19.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008 Accession Number: 2008.359.28

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Varaha Rescuing the Earth, page from an illustrated Dasavatara series  Culture: Indian Medium: Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dates: ca. 1730-1740 Brooklyn Museum

Varaha Rescuing the Earth, page from an illustrated Dasavatara series Culture: Indian Medium: Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dates: ca. 1730-1740 Brooklyn Museum

Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā celebrating the Holi festival. Painted on Paper. Pahari School Kangra Style 1800 (circa) Panjab Hills © Trustees of the British Museum

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