Karthik with Consorts
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Tanjore Painting Subramania with Consorts Valli & Devasena
Size (WxDxH) : 37 x 4 x 49 inches (Frame Included)
Painting Only Size : 32 x 44 inches
Kartikeya also known as Skanda,Subrahmanya, Shanmukha Ṣaṇmukha), and Murugan, is the Hindu god of war.He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, the brother of Ganesha and a god whose legends have many versions in Hinduism.Kartikeya has been an important deity in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times, worshipped as Mahasena and Kumara in North India and is predominantly worshipped in the state of Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia as Murugan.
Murugan is widely regarded as the "God of the Tamil people". It has been postulated that the Tamil deity of Murugan was syncretised with the Vedic deity of Subrahmanya following the Sangam era. Both Muruga and Subrahmanya refer to Kartikeya.
And he had two wives. The first one is Devasana (also called Devayani), the daughter of Lord Indra and his second wife is Valli, the daughter of a Nambi Raja, a tribal chief.
ABOUT TANJORE PAINTINGS
Tanjore painting is a form of painting, with a unique style which originated in Tanjavoor.The creation of this painting involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous art work.These paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colors, compact composition and breathtaking beauty. It comes in three finishes normal, antique and embossed.