Painting Details


Raven Deity-10 (vk-273)

 45,000

Series Name :
Bhutan Memories
VK No :
vk-273
Medium and Surface :
Watercolor on Arches  paper
Paper Size :
22″X30″
Approx. Frame Size :
27″x37″
Frame Color : Black

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Description

Bhutan is called the land of happiness, where development is measured by the happiness index. Everywhere you meet soft spoken people, and see monks and nuns of all ages in monasteries that are galore in different parts of the country and in major towns. Bhutan revers its ancestors, rulers, and deities. Bhutanese have several traditions of worshipping the revered ones. The country has several legends about different deities and what role those play in life of its people or the country in general. After my trip to Bhutan I did several Bhutan paintings in Indian Contemporary Art form. One legend has it that a monk by the name Jarog Dongchen acquired the form of Common Raven and flew to Bhutan to protect it. It is for this reason the Common Raven bird is worshipped by Bhutanese; and in fact, it is also the national bird of the country. In this painting, the monks on the right are praying to become Raven. In the middle, the monks have shed their robes and have become partial Ravens. On the left, the monks have fully become Ravens that are now inhabiting the Stupa’s-Monasteries, and are protecting the country from evil eyes.

Additional information

Dimensions 37 x 27 in

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