KAB 2024

Medium: Gouache on Cotton Canvas
Dimensions: 68 x 48.5 cm
Year: 2023

About the Art

Mahakala is the god of time and death, where maha means great and kala means time or death, which ultimately means beyond time or death. He holds the power to dissolve time and space into himself and exist as the void at the dissolution of the universe. Mahakala is also regarded as Dharmapala or protector of dharma. The color black is generally used to depict Mahakala. Since all the colors get dissolved into black, all the names and forms melt into the deity as well. This symbolizes the embracing and encompassing nature of the deity. The color black also represents the absolute or ultimate reality and the nature of Mahakala.

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