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Devi revered by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

  • Description

    Devi, the Great Goddess, whose powers incorporate those of the other gods, sits on a lotus playing the vina. She is attended by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the three principal Hindu gods, who pay their respects.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west India Punjab Hills (place of creation)
    early 18th century
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    mount 40.1 x 55.3 cm (height x width)
    page 18 x 28.1 cm (height x width)
    painting without border 16.4 x 26.6 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased, 1979.
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  • Vishnu

    Vishnu is, with Shiva, one of the two most important gods in later Hinduism. He is regarded as sustainer of the universe and maintainer of order. Assuming various forms (avatars), he restores the balance of good and evil in the world.


    • First floor | Room 33 | Mughal India

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