Krishna Kerala Mural, painting by Aparna Sudhakaran

Krishna Kerala Mural, Painting by Artist Aparna Sudhakaran

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Kerala, popularly called the God’s own country, has a rich tradition of ancient murals. Just as the paintings of Ajanta are considered unique for their color and form, the murals of Kerala stand out for their emphasis on beauty, clarity and symmetry. These predominantly depict religious and mystic themes.
Krishna is a major deity or god in Hinduism. He is worshipped as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right. He is the god of compassion, tenderness and love in Hinduism, and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. Krishna's birthday is celebrated every year by Hindus on Krishna Janmashtami. Krishna is usually depicted with a flute in his hand.
The anecdotes and narratives of Krishna's life are generally titled as Krishna Leela. He is a central character in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad Gita, and is mentioned in many Hindu philosophical, theological, and mythological texts. They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and as the universal supreme being. His iconography reflects these legends, and shows him in different stages of his life, such as an infant eating butter, a young boy playing a flute, a young boy with Radha or surrounded by women devotees, or a friendly charioteer giving counsel to Arjuna.

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Art Number 11195
Artwork Title Krishna Kerala Mural
Artist Name Aparna Sudhakaran
Medium Acrylic on Canvas
Size 16.5 x 12 inches (41.91 x 30.48 cm)
Price Rs. 15,000 ($203.53)

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