"Coleridge is not known to have ever seen Ajanta but in his words reverberates the same mystique as one experiences when visiting Ajanta....imagery at times was closer to flesh rather than spirit....Even the figure of the monk Mahajanaka has been modeled much on sensuous lines.Ajanta sculptures reveal a conscious attempt at capturing the grace, sublimity and spirituality....Ajanta sculptures are mostly reliefs. The Mahayana variation of Buddhism promoted polytheism in Buddhism and with it the cult of worshipping Bodhisattvas emerged with an irresistible appeal. Endowed with humanistic qualities and spirit of self sacrifice, Bodhisattvas comprised more popular theme of Ajanta sculptures. As much significant is the presence of the child-eating evil spirited-goddess Hariti with a child in her lap. Most magnificent and glaring aspect of Ajanta is its mural art, which been the fountain-head of the entire painting tradition in India."
Shri Shri Yantram (Mother of All Yantras)
Copper 6.0 inch X 7.0 inch
Apologetic Brahma Seeks Pardon from Krishna (From the Shrimad Bhagavata Purana)
Oil Painting on Canvas with 24 Karat Gold 34.5 inches X 48.0 inches
Excerps From Ramayana
Bengali Folk Painting on Paper Artist: Sahajan Chitrakar 9.0 inch Width X 26.0 inch Height
Paata Painting on Patti Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa) Artist: Rabi Behera 13.0 inch X 19.0 inch