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Shiva with the Ganges flowing from his head and Parvati seated on a tiger skin with Ganesha, Skanda and Nandi bull surrounded by devotees. Gouache drawing.

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Skanda the attacker is also the god of war and known as Karttikeya. He is sometimes called the 'lord of grahas', one who brings or causes diseases especially childrens ailments. He is said to be the mythical son of Shiva and Parvati

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1 drawing : gouache, with oxidised gold

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Wellcome Library no. 27741i

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  • Hindi


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