Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca 1800. (via British Museum)

Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca (via British Museum) Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca (via British Museum)

Saraswati, Goddess of Learning and Music, Playing a Vina, 1947-48, Y G Srimati; the divine personification of the now-lost Indian river, the Saraswati. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Water spirit: Saraswati, Goddess of Learning and Music, Playing a Vina, Y G Srimati; the divine personification of the now-lost Indian river, the Saraswati. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

kathakali by Suchet Suwanmongkol, via 500px

One of my favourite experiences in Kerala - the Kathakali Performance - we had front row seats

According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Parvati accounted the name 'Durga' after she killed the demon Durgamaasura.

According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Parvati Ji accounted the name 'Durga' after she killed the demon Durgamaasura.

Hindu Art

Lord Vishnu and His devotees Jai Shri Hari

Reducing separation - Sorathi ragini encourages the peahen in the tree to join the peacock in her lap. Kangra, India painting.

Reducing separation - Sorathi ragini encourages the peahen in the tree to join the peacock in her lap.

Indian art

Illustration from: King of the World The Padshahnama - An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle background

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