Shakti - Acrylic on Canvas - 36"x36"x0.75"   Shakti (Sanskrit word born from the root ‘shak’- to be able) means “power to create" or “creative action" .Shakti is the female principle of the Universal Creative Consciousness. She is the creative energy present within the cosmic womb of the Divine Masculine-Divine Feminine/Shiva-Shakti.  Shakti in Union with the pure consciousness Shiva (the masculine principle), is the  primordial   cosmic energy .This painting is a representation of this Sacred Union within and without of thedynamic creative forces that move through the entire  universe  in all its manifest and unmanifest expressions.    ‘   manas-tvam vyoma tvam marudasi marutsaarathirasi    tvamaapas-tvam bhoomi tvayi parinataayaam na hi param;    tvameva svaatmaanam parinamayitum vishvavapushaa    chidaanandaakaaaram haramahishi bhaveena bibhrishe’. ||35|| - Saudaryalahiri*    Translation:    ‘Thou art the Mind, Thou art Aakaasha,Thou art Fire,thou art Water and Earth too;    When thou hast transformed Thyself in this way into the form of the Universe,    there is nothing beyond not included in Thee. It is to transform Thyself into the Universe    that thou assumes this form of Consciousness-Bliss as Shiva’s Shakti’.   (* Waves of beauty present within the Cosmic Consciousness-Written and composed by the 8th century Indian Mystic Adi Shankaracharya)
  Aditi - Acrylic on Canvas - 30"x40"x0.75"   Aditi (Sanskrit word born from the root ‘da’) means “boundless-limitless-freedom“.She is the cosmic creative principle of void and new beginnings. As she creates and concieves, she dissolves her One cosmic form into numerous physical forms. In this play of shrishti ( creation) and samhar (death) she shows us that each beginning is seeded with the energy of death and each death is seeded with the energy of birth.   Initially she is experienced as void. The honoring of this stillness for long enough is the seeding of endless new possibilities. This painting is a representation of this Sacred Play of the creation-destruction continuum within and without the entire  universe  in all its manifest and unmanifest expressions.   ‘Aardraam pushkarinim pushtim    suvarnaam hema malinim    Suryaam hiranmayim lakshmim    jatavedo mamavaha'. ||13|| - Sri Suktam from the Rig Veda*    Translation:    ‘Dear One, Your true form is the brilliant, golden cosmic energy that has created this Universe and pervades it so thoroughly that each atom is full of your Divine energy. In the human body you are present as the kundalini energy sleeping at the base of the spine on the completion of this physical creation. You awaken to merge this ascension and decension in the physical form through deep meditation. From this center you pour the divine nectar of Self realization and radiate an Illumined-Enlightened Presence’.   (* Rig Veda is an ancient Indian Scripture(Veda) composed of hymns and verses cognized by the Rishis(seers), that contain within them the wisdom seeds of the creation principle).
  Kamakhya - Acrylic on Canvas - 30"x40"x1.5"   Goddess Kamakhya - A Celebration of Love   "araala kesheshu prakriti-saralaa mandahasite    shireeshaabaa chitte drishadiva kathoraa kuchatate;    bhrisham tanvee madhye prithu-rapi varaaroha-vishaye    jagat-traatum shambor-jayati karuna kaachid-arunaa."   ||93|| - Saudaryalahiri*    ( *  Waves of beauty-Written and composed by the 8th century Indian Mystic Adi Shankaracharya)    Translation:    Thus for the welfare of the worlds abides in all Her glory Arunaa(Kameshvari),    the Shakti of Shiva (Shambhu) - the very embodiment of graciousness -    with her locks all curly, her smile naturally artless,    her heart soft like shireesha-flower, her breasts tight and hard like a grinding stone,    her waist extremely slender and her hips and breasts generous in size.   Kamakhya* is the healing form of the Divine Feminine who appeared on this sacred portal through my I Am Presence/Higher Self as I meditated on bringing in healing vibrations within and without the Womb of Creation . (The underlayers have images of the ovaries and the uterus with healing intentions and prayers). This one is dedicated to All who create and nurture life within and without on this planet. May she heal and bless this ever alive Womb of Creative Consciousness.   *Kamakhya is a Shakti Peetha in India. As per the legend of Shiva and Sati, Sati's yoni fell here.Later on it was formed into a temple for the Sacred Feminine.
Chandrashekara - Acrylic on Canvas - 36"x36"x1.5"
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