Friday, 14 January 2011
Krisna Slays the Demon Putana
Despite the fact that Hindu illustrations are so beautifully painted they often feature really violent scenes which I find incredibly amusing. The description of this one was
Hindu villagers chop up and burn the giant body of an ogre just killed by baby Krisna, and so demonstrate symbolically how to transform the ugly raw emotions of primordial psyche into feelings that are beautiful and sweet.