Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 744

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 744

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Hindu > Shiva > Sadashiva or Pancha-mukha Shiva
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Sadashiva or Pancha-mukha Shiva

Sadashiva or Pancha-mukha Shiva

Sadashiva or Pancha-mukha Shiva

Availability:
Sold Out (Can be backordered)
Specifications:

Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

7.5 inches X 10.0 inches
Item Code:
HK43
Frame
Price:
$360.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 6 to 8 weeks
Advance to be paid now (% of product value): 20%
Balance to be paid once product is ready: 80%
The amount to be tendered as advance to back order this artwork: $72.00
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Sadashiva or Pancha-mukha Shiva

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 18230 times since 24th May, 2017
One of the most rare visions of Shiva in art, this painting, rendered using Kangra-Mandi mixed style of Pahari art, as it prevailed around early nineteenth century, broadly 1810-20, and indeed pursuing an earlier model – an exactly identically rendered painting, the same image, same colours and same dimensions, represents him with five faces and ten arms, a form manifesting him as Sadashiva. Drawn in four different colours, the four faces, with an appearance as if rotating on a single neck, create a cumulative hypnotic effect, and the fifth, rendered in yet another colour and with somewhat feminine look, the other four seem to carry in a platter, though it is indeed his coiffure, the common one for all four heads conceived to appropriately hold it. The concept of a common coiffure for four heads, and the fifth, carried on it, was a regular feature of early stone sculptures; though in two-dimensional painting medium this form of Sadashiva is scantily painted.

Shiva’s body, one of his five faces and half of the neck have been drawn in marble-like eye-soothing pinkish white, the face on extreme left, in black, on extreme right, in grey, and the fourth, adjacent to one with body-colour, red. The fifth, skywards directed, has been conceived with deep yellow. He is wearing a printed yellow ‘antariya’ – lower wear, a green sash with golden borders and ends, and elegantly conceived jewellery. The five-faced Sadashiva is seated against a huge bolster on a full blooming multi-petalled lotus laid over a hexagonal golden chowki with a raised back. The chowki is elaborately adorned with floral designs – inlaid and enameled. The iconographic convention of the form of Sadashiva contends that each two of his arms and the attributes carried in them correspond specifically to one of his faces. In the painting, as in the earlier one, in his five hands on the right side he is holding trident, khanda – a sword-type weapon with broader two-sided blade, sword, axe and the gesture imparting freedom from fear; and in the left, a snake, noose, bell, goad and ‘damaru’ – a double drum.

In addition to his role as one of the Great Trinity, in Shaivite thought, and there prevails almost complete unanimity in this regard, Shiva is seen as the ever present Sadashiva. The Pancha-mukha cult pursues two broad lines. Under one tradition, it is in the linga form that Shiva has his five faces and that in his ultimate manifestation he is the linga. The linga is the jyoti – the potential flame, which represents pancha-bhutas – five cosmic elements, or five constituents of the cosmos. Thus, it is out of Sadashiva that the cosmos is born. The other tradition puts it only in a different way. It conceives Shiva as ‘Panchavaktramatrinetram’, that is, as one who combines in his being Tatpurusha, Vamadeva, Aghora, Sadyojata and Ishan, representing respectively wind, water, fire, creative function and space. Thus again Shiva's five heads manifest the five cosmic elements and functions. Under yet another tradition, Shiva’s five faces are Mahadeva, Bhairava, Nandivakha, Umavakha and Sadashiva, representing five directions, as Mahadeva, east, as Bhairava, south, as Nandivakha, west, as Umavakha, north, and as Sadashiva, Zenith. Meditation on these faces is contended to lead to the attainment of true knowledge. Though not unanimously accepted, the Skanda-Purana gives the colour of each face : Tatpurusa, pearl-like, Vamadeva, golden yellow, Aghora – dark like heavy dark blue clouds, Sadyojata, white like a couch-shell, and Isana, white.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Sadashiva or Pancha-mukha Shiva (Hindu | Paintings)

Lord Shiva and Parvati on Mount Kailash
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
7.2 inch x 10.0 inch
Item Code: HN61
$295.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ravana Shaking Mount Kailash
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
7.5 inch x 13.5 inch
Item Code: HN46
$570.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sharabha, Incarnation of Virabhadra – Manifestation of Shiva’s Wrath
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
12.5 inch X 16.5 inch
Item Code: HO07
$995.00
Backorder
Backorder
Sharabha, Incarnation of Virabhadra – Manifestation of Shiva’s Wrath
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
7.5 inch X 9.5 inch
Item Code: HM90
$495.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bana Prostrating at Shiva’s Feet
Deal 20% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
17.0 inch X 11.0 inch
Item Code: HL06
$795.00$636.00
You save: $159.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Emergence of Ganga from Shiva’s Coiffure (A Fine Painting)
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10.5 inch X 13.5 inch
Item Code: HK81
$995.00
Backorder
Backorder
Parvati Offers Bhang to Shiva
Miniature Painting On Paper
6.0" x 8.0"
Item Code: HB53
$255.00
 With Frame (Add $70.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tantric Form of Param Shiva
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
5.7 inches X 7.5 inches
Item Code: HL19
$175.00
 With Frame (Add $70.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Kali Dancing with Her Companions to the Tune of Lord Shiva's Damaru
Deal 15% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
9 inch X 9.5 inch
Item Code: HN35
$355.00$301.75
You save: $53.25 (15%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shiva's Constant Companion
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
8.5 inch X 6.5 inch
Item Code: HO23
$195.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hari-Hara (A Composite Image Vishnu and Shiva)
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
7.5" X 8.5"
Item Code: HI83
$270.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Shiva in Meditative Dance with Parvati Playing Vina
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
8.5 inch X 11.0 inch
Item Code: HN12
$620.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shiva the Archer on Nandi
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
7.0" X 9.5"
Item Code: HF05
$355.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shiva Parvati in Basholi Style
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
10.7 inch X 6.5 inch
Item Code: HO44
$395.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shiva Family
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
6.5 inch X 9.0 inch
Item Code: HO52
$325.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I make a point to thank you so much for the excellent service you and your team are providing for your clients. I am highly satisfied with the high-quality level of the books I have acquired, as well as with your effective customer-care service.
Alain Rocchi, Brazil
Dear friends, I just placed my order for one Radhe-Shyam copper bangle and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of your products. I have been searching for years for this price range of bangle with 'Radhe Radhe' or 'Radhe-Shyam'. I may add more items as I was not through shopping when I clicked on PayPal. Thanks sooo much for providing such hard-to-find and fair-priced items! Sincerely, David Briscoe
David, USA
I got my two dupattas today and I'm SO HAPPY! Thank you so much. Such amazing quality and the pictures totally do it justice They are beautiful!!! Thank you
Nony, USA
I received my Ganesha Purana order today Books received in good condition and delivery was very fast. Thank you very much..:)) Very good customer service.
Lukesh sithambaram
I'm happy to order from you and not the global monopoly that is Amazon. ;)
Tom, USA
A great 'Dorje' has arrived. Thank you for your sincerity.
Hideo, Japan
Thank you for your amazing customer service! I ordered Liberating Isolation Sunday, March 24 and received it Friday, March 29! Much sooner than expected:) The book was packaged nicely and is in great shape! Thank you again!
James, USA
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!! Exotic India Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!
Fotis Kosmidis
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India