Re: The Goddess Lakshmi that we pray to on Diwali was painted by Raja Ravi Varma
Thank You for bringing this information to the forum.
Two members have introduced Raja Ravi Verma ji on HDF
1. Brahman -- on his KRshNa JanmAsTamI thread -- Yashoda and BAL KRshNa, my KAnhU -- astonishingly natural, how the baby keeps playing with the jewellery while mother tries to quickly dresses him up while he is engrossed with the other necklace.
2. ShivaFan -- Under Indian Art -- Rare original painting of GopAL KRshNa sitting cross-legged, flute in one hand.
We really owe him a lot of gratitude. He has made a difference to zillions of Hindus.
Like the article says, he painted Devi and women wearing saris in elegant styles -- I was especially surprised to see his Yashoda MaiyA wearing a traditional nau-vArI sAdi (9-yard saree) with nath (nose-ornament) and a traditional bun, the padar - pallu of the sari draped around the other shoulder. Very aristrocratic, and it looked very Maharashtrian to me. Considering he was from KeraL. Maharashtra & Karnataka had similar fashions back then, but the Kerala sari is a bit different.
I always wondered about the artists and sculptors. The temple mUrtI sculptors had direct assignments from BhagavAn and that was the purpose of their birth.
Similarly, I feel indebted to film-art producers, directors and actors of dhArmic and aitihAsic (spiritual-historical) films and serials
e.g. Ramanand Sagar is a one-of-a-kind devotee and film-maker.
A lot of careful research on the scriptures , shAstra, consulting with dhArmic guru parampara, hard work, persistence, to bring such good quality and as much accuracy as possible, in the TV shows
-- Jai Shri KRishNa
-- Devonke Dev Mahadev
and many more over the decades, Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha), RavaN...
Jai Shri KRshNa
Last edited by smaranam; 26 October 2014 at 09:25 PM.
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