Monday, November 3, 2014

Previous Sketches and Paintings - Dumped into a single post


Sri seetha raama lakshmana anjaneeya.
(Vadurur ramar) -- sketched on 24th June - Sunday



asmad aachariyar
Sri K.K.E. Baladhanvi Varadhachariyar Swami
(Ilayavilli Santhaanam swami)






Vennaikkaadum pillai

Dancing Krishna with butter in his hand





Andal -- Koodai
Choodi Kodutha Nachiar

shrI-viShNucitta-kula-nandana-kalpavallIm
  shrI-ra~ngarAja-haricandana-yOga-dR^ishyAm
sAkShAt kShamAm karuNayA kamalAmivAnyAm 
gOdAm ananya-sharaNa: sharaNam prapadyE
Sri Krishna
Typical krishna eating butter


Sri Trivikrama

Ulagalanda Perumal - Trivikrama - ThirukkovilurLegend has it that Vishnu took the form of Vamana,
 to subdue the demon king Mahabali; took on an
normous form and conquered the earth and the heavens
and upon being offered Mahabali's head as the resting point
for his foot, banished him to the netherworld.
Legend has it that Mrikandu Maharishi worshipped Vishnu
here as Trivikrama.

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Ahobila (Ugra) Narasimha Swamy utsavar -- modifiled
(utsavar)
This is the main Lord of all Nava Narasimha's and is also referred as
the main temple in Upper Ahobilam. Goddess Chenchu (local forest tribe
who have been ardent worshippers of the Lord for ages) Lakshmi is with the Lord.
Heart-felt prayer to the lord destroys all fear and timidness.
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Periya perumal -- Thiruvaranganaathar - Sri Ranganaathar

Srirangam is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu . It is also considered the first, foremost and the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams). This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam.
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SriRangam -- Thiruvarangam -- Seerthi seevai -- Panguni Uttiram
On Panguni Uthiram, the famous, serthi of Periyapirattiyar
(Sri Ranganayaki) with Namperumal is celebrated.
This day is regarded as occasion when Sri Mahalakshmi
appeared from the ocean of milk (ksheerabdhi), and chose
Sriman Narayana as Her consort. The day is thus both Her birthday,
and wedding day. Sri Ramanujar composed the Gadyatrayam
consisting of the Sri Ranga Gadyam, the Vaikunta gadyam,
and the Saranagati gadyam.
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SriMaalola Lakshmi Narasimhar Utsavar
Malola Nrsimha shrine is nearly 2kms from the main temple
of Upper Ahobilam. The deity here appears in 'soumya' (graceful) form.
As Lord Narasimha is seen with His consort, Lakshmi, He is known as
Malola Nrsimha Swamy. 'Malola' means beloved to Lakshmi.
The Utsavamurti of the Lord appeared to Srimat Adivan Shatakopa Jiyar,
the first Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt.and is worshipped as the main deity
of Sri Ahobila Mutt. The deity travels with the Jeers wherever they go and it
is at their feet (the Malola Lakshmi Nrsimha Swamy deities)
that Prapatti is performed.
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Sri BhuVaraha Perumal -- Thirvalavendhai -- Mahabhalipuram
Thiruvalavendhai / Valavendhai Piraan / GnaanapiraanThirukkadalmallai (Mammallapuram), Tamil Nadu - Aadi Varaha Perumal
holding Akhilavalli Thaayaar (Bhudevi) on His right. The only Varaha temple
where Perumal holds Thaayaar to His right.







Initial Sketch of the aasana padma for gOdha gOpAla and garuda

Later added a pheetam with many गो "go"(cows) 
The trio represents the three letters in the pranavam - U A Ma respectively.
Added the preceptor-trio -viz,, "U"dayavar(Ramanujar) "A"zhwar(nammazhwar) and "Ma"munigal


a elaborate design of prabhavali
It was tough to get the symmetry right, and to maintain uniformity in the repeated patters!

Started painting - Messed up the face in middle :( It was a tough time.
but he helped me out 

Finally :)
a detail prabhavali, yAzhi , elephants,
gOdhA, gOpAla, garuda,
Udayavar, Azhwar, Mamunigal,
set of cows - representing the guruparamparai of aacharyars
as per the paasuram "வாங்கக் குடம் நிறைக்கும் வள்ளல் பெரும் பசுக்கள்"



veLLai parimukhar
हयग्रीव hayagrīva

वन्दे तुरङ्गवदनं शशिबिम्बसंस्थं  चन्द्रा वतंसममृतात्मकरै: समन्तात् |
अण्डान्तरं बहिरपि  प्रतिभासयन्तं  शङ्खाक्ष पुस्तक सुबोधयुताब्जबाहुम्  ||
I bow to Lord HayagrIva who has the face of a  horse; he is situated in the orb of the moon and has the crescent moon as his ornament; with his rays full of ambrosia, he is illuminating the interior and exterior of the universe. In his hands he carries a conch, a rosary, a book and the gesture of granting good knowledge.

Janardhana part1
Sketched and painted Sri Janardhana of Somanathapura

Janardhana part2
Sketched and painted Sri Janardhana of Somanathapura

Janardhana part3
Sketched and painted Sri Janardhana of Somanathapura
Janardhana
Sketched and painted Sri Janardhana of Somanathapura

Currently sketching Sri Lakshmi Hayagreevar
Inspiration : sri lakshmi hayagreevar, sri parakala mattam



Vennaikkaadum pillai :) kannan
Inspiration : dolai kannan - ahobila mattam

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manavAla mAmunigal
Inspiration : Srirangam -- maamunigal 

Sri Bhuvaraha perumal
Inspiration : Thiruvalavendhai bhuvaraha perumal
mahA varAha: sPhuTa padma lOchana:
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Thiruvaranganaathan -- periya perumal

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