Shiva Visha Nashana: The Divine Alchemist

KAB 2024

Medium: Oil on Canvas (Work in Progress)
Dimensions: 4 x 7 ft
Year: 2023

About the Art

The Samudra Manthan in Hindu mythology is a thrilling tale where the Devas andAsuras unite to seek Amrita, the elixir of immortality. They use Mount Mandara andVasuki to churn treasures, including the Halahala poison, which could destroy allexistence. Fearing the universe’s destruction, they turn to cosmic deities Vishnu andShiva for guidance and salvation.Shiva, an eternal ascetic and transformation harbinger, intervened in the cosmosdespite the dangers of consuming lethal poison. He transformed the poison into adormant power within himself, demonstrating his unwavering commitment tosafeguarding existence and leaving the universe in awe.

Goddess Parvati, filled with love and concern for Shiva, swiftly intervened to protecthim from the Halahala poison, by placing her hand on his throat and creating animpermeable seal to contain the poison.Their union epitomized the harmonious balance between destruction and creation.where love and unwavering devotion triumphed over imminent catastrophe. Thispoignant moment solidified Shiva as the Divine Alchemist, Shiva Visha Nashana, as heheld within him the transformed poison, now a source of cosmic balance and preservation.

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