JUS BLAZE Untitled Document

His owner told me that according to a Native American myth, dogs with different colored eyes can see both heaven and earth.


Rishimandala pata.  Images of  24 Tirthankaras are superimposed on the sacred syllable - Hrim.
via inlinethumb63.webshots.com

A Jain Painting on Cloth. India, Gujarat, 19th Century. The 24 Tirthankaras (depicted along with their cognizances) form the tantric meditative syllable HRIM. Via www.columbia.edu

Snakes and Ladders (gyan chaupar) Board of “large Pahari type” (with 342 squares). At the top are depictions of three deities: Siva, Visnu and Brahma.
Source: British Museum

A 20th century pilgrimage map of Varanasi, based on this older woodblock print. Source: Spatial Texts, Religious Cartography and Pilgrimage Practice | Hypotheses.org

Ravana shaking Mount Kailash, c 1790-1800, Mandi. Source: National Museum.

A Domestic Scene of Shiva and Parvati with Family India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20.
This painting by the Pahari painter Sajnu depicts Shiva and Parvati straining bhang for drinking. Scenes of the Holy Family in domestic bliss were a popular theme with Pahari painters. In these scenes, Shiva is transformed and humanized from the wild ascetic to a doting husband and father, though still retaining trappings of his divine status. 
Source: Indian Routes 

Shiva, Parvati and Family, Guler, c 1780. The holy family in a domestic scene, darning cloth and stringing a garland of skulls

The Holy Family. c 1780-1800  Pahari, Kangra or Garhwal. Source: Art Gallery NSW
Shiva swaying to the music played by his wife Parvati, and his elephant-headed son, Ganesha.  Shiva’s multi-headed son, Kartikeya, his bull mount, Nandi, Ganesha’s rat mount and Kartikeya’s peacock mount are also seen.

That’s one bloody battle! 11 elephants get caught in the crossfire in an epic battle between Simurgh, the fabulously colorfed bird and Gaja-Simha, the elephant-lion. Who do you think wins? See more spectacular imagery in the recently installed show, “The Peacock and the Cobra: James Prosek among the Arts of South Asia.” “Simurgh Attacking a Gaja-Simha Carrying Elephants,” early 19th century, artist unknown


Kalachakra Cosmology

Radha and Krishna
(via: oldindianarts.in, source: indianminiaturepaintings.co.uk)