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Shiva as a Kirat (tribal Bhil huntsman) with a huntswoman. Chromolithograph by R. Varma.

  • Ravi Varma, 1848-1906.
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26642i
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Description

Bhil was the name given to a group of people in Rajastan

Kirāta was the name initially given to the aboriginal people of north-eastern India, living in mountain caves. Shiva assumed the form of a Kirāta when he fought with Arjuna over a boar, which each had claimed to have killed. Arjuna finally realised while fighting, his adversary's identity, and dropped down to worship him; whereupon Shiva gave him an invincible weapon

Publication/Creation

Bombay : Anant Shivaji Desai Motibazar (Karla Lonavla : Ravi Varma Press)

Physical description

1 print : oleograph

Lettering

Kirat Bhilli. Registered no. 11. Ravi Varma. ...

Notes

Another version of this print is in the Wellcome collection dated 1895

Lettering note

Lettering also in Devanagari script

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26642i

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  • English
  • Hindi


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