MAHAKALA: Destruction with cause

MoNA Collection

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 61 x 76 cm

Year: 2020

About the Art

Mahakala, revered as a wrathful deity of destruction, is like a deadly virus himself. His wrath: the breath of fire, targeting ignorant and self-centered people. The wrath of Mahakala destroys anything it contacts, but upon destruction it also humbles mankind to great lengths and depths. Presently, the fear of meeting another person has shaken the very fabric of human society. At the same time, this fear of sickness and death has taught us the importance of life, and how much we have been taking everything for granted. No matter what, this virus has helped to heal our planet. But now the question is: When things go back to what they were before, how long will it take before we make it sick again? Yes, the lockdown has given us much-needed family time, but we need to think, “How can we better ourselves so that we can better our environment for better sustainability?”

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