Antique portraits of the Deities of Hinduism.
Given below are the portraits of the Gods from a book published in 1799. This is the FIRST time these portraits are made available to the world, since the publication of this book. It will be noticed that many portraits are envisaged differently from the artists of that time to the one today. Click on the photos for the larger images and you will see the intricate artistry, which went into them.I took these photos.
Given below is a color chart . from a book published in 1895. This is the FIRST time this chart is made available to the world, since the publication of this book. This is the final battle scene from the Ramayana between Lord Ram and his allies and the demon king Ravana.
These are engravings from very old books, which show the different illustrations of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations which differ from contemporary illustrations of today.
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Lord Vishnu as a dwarf (The Bamun Avatar). as the fifth avatar of Vishnu
The Bamun Avatar, representing the magnificent Bali Orbelus giving away the arrogated Empire of the World, to the disguised Vishnu," a copper engraving, 1790's.
Vishnu as Parasu Rama is the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu
Krishna is the eight avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is no doubt the most well-known. Krishna holds the distinction of having delivered one of the most beloved texts in Hindu scripture: The Bhagavad Gita.
Buddha is the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu. . Buddha was originally a Hindu prince named Siddhartha.
Kalki, is the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu. the last avatar, has not happened yet. It is said that he will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga (the last age, which we are currently in) to herald the end of the world (rather, the world will become unmanifest until it all starts over again). Interestingly, he is a horseman, riding in on a white horse with a blazing sword to destroy the darkness of the last age.
Photos from the rare book SOUTHERN INDIAN BRONZES
Southern Indian Bronzes By . O. C . Gangoly. First edition early 1920’s( estimated date is early 1920’s) No date given.
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