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Antique Original Raja Ravi Varma 1848 1906 by Lallibhai on Etsy

from The Big Fat Indian Wedding

The Guide to Indian Clothing

this diagram shows the many ways one can wear a sari. different ways of wearing a sari are connected with a different region of india.


"Portrait of a lady playing sitar" by Raja Ravi Varma (1848–1906) via Wikimedia Commons.


HH Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar X Splendidly attired in black velvet with zardozi embroidery, HH Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar X in his youthful glory and grandeur. oil painting by Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906)


Original antique rare authentic Raja Ravi Varma by Lallibhai, £45.00


Lakshmi, Krishna's Shakti. Goddess of wealth, spiritual prosperity, and the embodiment of beauty. She is described as bestowing coins of prosperity and flanked by elephants signifying her royal power. The lotus symbolizes the fertile growth of organic life, as the world is continually reborn on a lotus growing out of Vishnu's navel.


Descent Of Ganga – painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Ganesh on his Vahana, a mouse or rat | Raja Ravi Varma | 1910


Kālī, also known as Kālikā, is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati). The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in "time has come").