Vaishnava Divyadesham

2019.187

Vaishnava Divyadesham

2019.187

Description

This largest-sized painting of the collection depicts 108 divine abodes, of which 105 are in India, one is in Nepal and two others are believed to be outside earthly realms. The Divyadesham temples are revered and referred to by the Alvars, the twelve Tamil poet-saints.

Gift of Kuldip Singh

Collection

Ancient Civilisations

Object Type

Thanjavur painting

Material

Wood, canvas, paper, gold

Schools/Culture/Period

Thanjavur

Technique

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Date

Late 19th/Early 20th century

Location

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Dimension

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