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Shiva, Ganga, Bhagirath Print

Shiva, Ganga, Bhagirath Print

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Artist: Anamiki Kumari

When the meditating sage Kapila was disturbed by the 60,000 sons of King Sagara, he reduces them to ashes and dispatches them to the netherworld. Only the waters of the Ganges, then in heaven, can bring the dead sons their salvation. A descendant of these sons, King Bhagiatha is granted the prize of Ganga's descent from heaven after rigorous penance. Since Ganga's force would shatter the earth, Bhagaritha persuades Shiva to receive Ganga in the coils of his tanlged hair to break her fall. Ganga descends, is tamed in Shiva's locks and arrives in the Himalyayas to save the sons of Sagara.

About the Mithila Institute: Founded in 2003 in Madhubani, Bihar, the center of the ancient Indian Mithila painting tradition, the Mithila Art Institute focuses on developing the aritstic skills of the next generation of Mithila painters. The Institute focuses on developing the talent of students regardless of their social or economic background and encourages them to explore their own experiences through their paintings.

  • Digital print
  • Small - 11 inches x 14 inches
  • Large - 24 inches x 32 inches
  • Large print is shipped rolled
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