Unknown, Pahari School1775/1799

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature
New Delhi, India

Vishnu has come down to rescue his ardent devotee, the Gajendra who has been caught by the crocodile while bathing. The painting depicts Vishnu approaching Gajendra whose one foot is in the mouth of the crocodile. Vishnu's vahan, the garuda, is shown as a tiny figure in the top left corner. It is a soft and sensitive pointing where the water treatment is captured rather beautifully with lotuses.


  • Title: Gajendramoksha
  • Creator: Unknown, Pahari School
  • Date: 1775/1799
  • Physical Dimensions: Natural pigment on Paper, 9 X 14.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Pahari School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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