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Naga

Naga

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This print is available in A3 size. Framing is not included in the pricing. No international shipment of physical copies. Please purchase downloadable files.

 

“O snake, radiate your infinite joy and dance,
Like an endless serpent in ecstatic trance.”

In this poem “Kundalinipattu”, Sree Nārāyaṇa Guru (1854–1928), a mystic, philosopher and social reformer from Kerala, speaks of the ‘Kundalini,’ the primal energy located at the base of the spine.

Although the artwork may not perfectly match the poem, I’ve been inspired since this morning to paint snakes, a project I’ve wanted to undertake since I saw an incredible panel at the Belur temple a couple of years ago.

My friend Ram, has meticulously (and beautifully) translated a few verses of this poem, originally written in Malayalam, into English. Here goes:

“O snake, dance gracefully,
Feel the splendor and sway, my dear.

O snake, behold and dance at the lotus feet,
Adorned with stars and crescent bright.

O snake, dance with tears of bliss,
Gazing at the marvel of the ash-smeared body.

O snake, radiate your infinite joy and dance,
Like an endless serpent in ecstatic trance.

O snake, rejoice and dance to the wisdom,
Sacred Om resonates within your essence.

O snake, dance to the grandeur you see,
Where the leopard-skin clad one dances free.

O snake, reign over the crematory ground,
Where ghosts and ghouls find their sound.

O snake, dance to the sight,
Of flora’s fragrant body, pure delight.

O snake, dance to the splendor,
Where the essence of Siva throbs in wonder”

-Independent Translation by Dr. R Ramanand

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    Digital painting printed on a textured paper with matte finish.

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