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Page 129: the Trimurti or Hindu triad consisting of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Watercolour drawing.

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The Hindu or Vedic triad claled Trimūrti consists of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva all of whom are associated with a specific cosmic function. Brahma signifies the equilibrium between two opposing principals of which Vishnu is one and Shiva the other. Vishnu symbolises preservation and renewal, while Shiva symbolises disintergration and destruction

Physical description

1 drawing : watercolour


Part of a collection in an album of Company drawings ranging in subject-matter from social scenes, trades, religious scenes and deities, gardens, sports and portraits. All drawn in watercolour, some with pencil and oxidised gold, some similar to the Kalighat style


Wellcome Library no. 27385i


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