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Doors and Doorways of India

Jaya He Museum has numerous doors and doorways as part of art installations which are Intricately carved and embellished. These not decorate but also to ward away evil and protect the residents.
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Celestial Realm is an installation that depicts arts of Kerala and this door forms a part of it. #Manichithrathazhu or #Chithrapoottu literally means the ‘The ornate lock’ and it is the characteristic feature of the main door of a traditional #Kerala house.

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The Earth installation in the Museum, conceived by #RajeevSethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India, this is one such door. This is a Buddhist prayer room door. In Tibetan iconography, the flayed leopard skin is often used as a mat or seat (asana) of dakinis or wrathful goddesses. The wearing of leopard skin therefore represents the yogin’s control over pride and offers protection to the meditator from outside harm or spiritual interference.

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The Earth installation in the Jaya He Museum, conceived by #Rajeev Sethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India, this is one such door. Doors of Buddhist prayer rooms are painted, like this one with a dragon.In Tibetan Buddhist iconography, the dragon symbolises spring, change, and creative energy. The dragon possesses an elusive or hidden nature, with the ability to transmute its form at will.

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The Earth installation in the Jaya He Museum, conceived by #Rajeev Sethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India, this is one such door. This a Buddhist prayer door, that depicts the character zeeba who was ate himself up as he had no food and he is seen as a guardian figure on doors of Shiva temple. In Tibetan mythology, Zeeba remains a guardian figure

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The Earth installation in the Jaya He Museum, conceived by #Rajeev Sethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India, this is one such door. Doors of Buddhist prayer rooms are painted and more often with tigers as it symbolises unconditional confidence, disciplined awareness, fearlessness and power.

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The Earth conceived by #Rajeev Sethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India. This example depicts a bearded man, flayed (Tibetan: g.yang gzbi) and spread-eagled – a gruesome image reminiscent to the Tantric ritual of dismemberment where force of nature takes a body down to the bone. The red patterning on skin may suggest the internal organs or .This served as reminders of the impermanence of human existence and an exhortation to renounce sexual desire.

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The Earth installation in the Jaya He Museum, conceived by #Rajeev Sethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India, this is one such door. Doors of Buddhist prayer rooms are painted, like this one with a dragon.In Tibetan Buddhist iconography, the dragon symbolises spring, change, and creative energy. The dragon possesses an elusive or hidden nature, with the ability to transmute its form at will.

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The Earth installation in the Jaya He Museum, conceived by #Rajeev Sethi has a composition of 64 tiger doors from North East India. This painted door of Buddhist prayer room features tiger skin inset within a leopard skin.In Tibetan Buddhist iconography, tiger skin is often used as a mat of many yogins, siddhas and deities, especially those with a wrathful, war-like or forceful nature. The wearing of tiger skin therefore represents the yogin’s control over the poison of anger and hatred,

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This beautifully painted in red, black, and yellow, green, orange and white colored small door probably belonged to the interior of a Rajasthan haveli.

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This balcony representing the early 20th century architectural members from community residential structures in Mumbai is painted in green color and belonged to a house of a Muslim as the upper part of both the shutters of this balcony bear the inscription ‘Bismillah ar-Rahman ir-Raheem’ in Arabic script.

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