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Ritual-pata

1901/2000

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Representing some regional ritual tradition, the painting renders a large snake coiling around a flower symbolising, perhaps, life to which the snake, symbol of long life, imparts endless tenure. The painting includes three diagrams. The diagram on bottom right corner with male and female principles emerging from all four sides and uniting to create the ‘bindu’ – seed, is the Bija-diagram. The triangle, divided into four triangles, on the bottom left, represents recurrent union of male and female principles. The square with four square equal ivisions on the top right represents ‘Chaturyugas’ – four ages. Thus, the painting celebrates life, the creation of the union of male and female principles, to sustain through all ages.

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  • Title: Ritual-pata
  • Date: 1901/2000
  • Physical Dimensions: Paper, 22 X 27 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Tantra School
  • Type: Painting

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