Venkateshwara - I

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Size: 18 x 23 x 1.5 inches
Medium: Tanjore Painting


Venkateshwara or Venkateswara is a form of the Hindu God Vishnu. The name literally means 'Lord of Venkata', and is a combination of Venkata (a hill in Andhra Pradesh) and Isvara (lord). His most prominent temple is the Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. This intricate Tanjore painting depicts a bejewelled Lord Venkateshwara with devotees surrounding him.
  • ABOUT Tanjore

    The tradition of Thanjavur, or Tanjore painting, a classical South Indian painting style, was inaugurated by the town of Thanjavur (also known as Tanjore). It developed during the reign of the Maratha rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries.
    Tanjore paintings are characterized by rich, flat colours, simple compositions, glittering gold foil work, and the use of glass beads and sometimes precious and semi-precious gems.

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