Red Tara (Kurukulla) in Paubha painting

  • Lok Chitrakar
  • 2016
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Painting
  • Stone colour on cotton canvas
  • Nil
  • 63.5x45.7 cm
  • Bodhisattva Gallery ,Kathmandu, Nepal

Present painting of Red Tara or Kurukulla is a masterpiece of contemporary Paubha painting from Kathmandu, Nepal. She is depicted in red colour with four arms, holding a bow and arrow made of flowers in one pair of hands and a hook and noose of flowers in the other pair. She dances in a Dakini-pose and crushes the damon Rahu (the one who devours the sun). According to Hindu astrology, Rahu is a snake with a demon head (Nine planets) who represents the ascending lunar node.



South Asia: Nepal 1100-contemporary era


American Institute of Indian Studies 22 SECTOR-32, INSTITUTIONAL AREA GURGAON – 122002, HARYANA, INDIA 91-124-238 1424, 91-124-238 1359 EMAIL IMAGES | EMAIL ARCE