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Ardhnareshwar Authentic India Madhubani Painting of Shiva and Parvati

Ardhnareshwar Authentic India Madhubani Painting of Shiva and Parvati

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Lord Shiva and Parvati become one soul and body, incarnated as ardhnareshwar — meaning 'half man and half woman.' Regarded as the celestial overlord of deliverance through destruction, Shiva is one of the most complex gods of India, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities — at once the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger. The beautiful consort of Shiva, Parvati is adored and petitioned by wives seeking a happy married life. This elegant Madhubani painting by Devendra Kumar Jha expresses the Hindu belief that, after marriage, husband and wife become one in eternity.

  • materials: Acrylic and natural dyes on handmade paper
  • Arrives unframed
  • Signed by the artist
15.25 in. L x 5.75 in. W

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Devendra Kumar Jha and Family

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Join us in congratulating to Devendra and Family for receiving the State Award for Excellence for their Madhubani paintings! This award is conveyed by the Government of Bihar for year 2012-2013. Along with the State Award, he has also received the National Award for his Madhubani painting in the year 2013 conveyed by the president on behalf of the Government of India.

"I was born in 1969 in Jitwarpur, Bihar - an eastern state in India. My mother, who is a state award winner in Madhubani, the painting style that I use, was my mentor. Under her supervision and guidance I have emerged as an artist capable of creating these paintings.

"In this school of art we do not make preliminary sketches, nor is our work planned. We simply pick up our brushes and create. A vivid and creative imagination is essential in this style of art, for while motifs may be similar, no two paintings will ever be found to be the same."

Mithila, (in Bihar) is a scholastic and cultural center in India that traces its lineage of arts from epic times. Mithila paintings – alternately called Madhubani paintings – are a folk tradition kept alive by women in northern Bihar. They depict events from epic, mythology and traditional designs on their floors and walls of their houses using crushed wet rice and natural colors. From this age old tradition stemmed the practice of drawing Mithila paintings on a canvas of hand-made paper or pure mulberry silk fabric using natural colors and fabric dyes. Brushes, sharpened reeds and pen nibs are used.

Devendra Kumar Jha participates in numerous exhibitions conducted by the Government of India throughout the country. He also participates in exhibitions held abroad like Milan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka organized by the Government of India.

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