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The Gods Appeal to the Great Devi for Help. Folio from a Devimahatmya series with Sanskrit text in Devanagari script on reverse. India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra early 19th century. Color and gold on paper
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The Gods Appeal to the Great Devi for Help. Folio from a Devimahatmya series with Sanskrit text in Devanagari script on reverse.

Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent

This exhibition celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent.

The Gods Appeal to the Great Devi for Help. Folio from a Devimahatmya series with Sanskrit text in Devanagari script on reverse. India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra early 19th century. Color and gold on paper

The Gods Appeal to the Great Devi for Help. Folio from a Devimahatmya series with Sanskrit text in Devanagari script on reverse. India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra early 19th century. Color and gold on paper

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Sukra sees Rambha in the Clouds. Rajput painting, Pahari school, Basohli, ca.1715-1720
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Sukra sees Rambha in the Clouds. Rajput painting, Pahari school, Basohli, ca.1715-1720

Sukra sees Rambha in the Clouds. Rajput painting, Pahari school, Basohli, ca.1715-1720
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A Group of Five Illustrations of Manifestations of Devi. circa 1840 and later, India, Mandi.
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A Group of Five Illustrations of Manifestations of Devi.   circa 1840 and later,  India, Mandi.
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for a Saranghadhara Paddati of Sanskrit verses. Mewar, ca .1690-1700. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli.
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for a Saranghadhara Paddati of Sanskrit verses. Mewar, ca .1690-1700. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli.

for a Saranghadhara Paddati of Sanskrit verses. Mewar, ca .1690-1700. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli.
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Gods paying homage to Shiva and Parvati and Parvati is shown busy in doing Kantha work, Kangra, early 19th century. A folio of Shiva Purana.
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Gods paying homage to Shiva and Parvati and Parvati is shown busy in doing Kantha work, Kangra, early 19th century. A folio of Shiva Purana.

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A painting of Durga in the water  North India, Pahari region, Guler, late 18th century
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A painting of Durga in the water  North India, Pahari region, Guler, late 18th century

A painting of Durga in the water  North India, Pahari region, Guler, late 18th century

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Full: Front Gouache painting on paper. The Hindu deity Yama on his buffalo mount. The painting is framed by a green, black and gold border, which has been adhered to the paper. © The Trustees of the British Museum

'Vipralabdha Nayika" (one deceived by her lover), also spelt Vipralabhdha, is a deceived heroine, who waited for her lover the whole night. She is depicted throwing away her jewellery as her lover did not keep his promise. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, 20th century.

'Vipralabdha Nayika"a deceived heroine, who waited for her lover the whole night, throwing away her jewellery as her lover did not keep his promise. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, C.

Shiva with his family enthroned [in a very formal garden] |   Artist: Sajnu. Date: ca. 1840 (or earlier)  Dimensions: 8 27/32 in. x 6 9/16 in. (22.5 cm x 16.7 cm) Credit Line: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection Accession Number: 1990.1142 The San Diego Museum of Art via flickr.

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The Himalayan journey of the five sages, illustration from a Kedara Kalpa series, attributed to Purkhu of Kangra or his family workshop, Kangra, circa 1800-25.  Five Shaivite siddhas (ascetics or sages) are depicted on a pilgrimage to the Himalayas. The high number in the series, '22' (inscribed on the reverse), would indicate that they are approaching the end of their quest to the abode of Siva in the holy mountain region of Kedara-Kailasa, where they worship a Siva lingam in a golden…

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A lady being entertained by women musicians or Usha sending her maid to find Aniruddha (?). Painted on paper.       Pahari School,     Kangra Style.  Date      18thC(early).      Painted in: Panjab Hills

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Five siddhas offer homage to Shiva on their way to Kailash From a Kedara Kalpa series. Pahari; early 19th century. Private collection, UK

Five siddhas offer homage to Shiva on their way to Kailash From a Kedara Kalpa series.

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