Ragamala Paintings from India: Poetry, Passion 25 january 2012 - 27 may 2012 A ragamala is a set of miniature paintings depicting various musical modes, ragas, of Indian music. Each painting is accompanied by a brief caption or poem that describes the mood of the raga.
Goddess Shitala E 'rappresentata con quattro mani: porta una scopa d'argento, ventaglio, piccola ciotola e una brocca con Gangajal, acqua santa dal fiume Gange. Di tanto in tanto, si è raffigurato con due mani che trasportano una scopa e brocca. Sottolinea anche la necessità di pulizia.
Chinnamastā, one of the Mahavidyas, 10 Tantric goddesses aspect of Devi. Fearsome iconography. The self-decapitated goddess holds her own severed head in one hand, a scimitar in another. Standing on a copulating couple. Associated w/ concept of self-sacrifice and the awakening of the kundalini – spiritual energy. Symbol of self-control of sexual desire as well as embodiment of sexual enegry. Legends emphasize her sacrifice, maternal element, sexual dominance, and self destruction.