Margazhi month, little Krishna and the baby elephant.
“You see that, little one? My devotees have drawn such a beautiful kolam to welcome me. Lets go meet them.” - Krishna
Margazhi month is considered as divine month not only for humans and also devas (demigods). Margazhi month starts from mid-December to mid-January and is also called as dhanur month. Lord Krishna is also considered special for this month.
A traditional and auspicious art form of India, Kolam is drawn at home entrances to welcome divine forces home. Backed by the science of vibrational patterns, it is not just an art form, and has been a part of Indian culture for spiritual, aesthetic and scientific purposes.
During Margazhi, the auspicious month for Bhakti, drawing kolams at homes is yet another expression of love towards Lord Krishna and welcome Him home everyday.
In the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 verse 35, Krishna says:
bṛhat-sāma tathā sāmnāṁ
gāyatrī chandasām aham
māsānāṁ mārga-śīrṣo ’ham
Of the hymns in the Sāma Veda I am the Bṛhat-sāma, and of poetry I am the Gāyatrī. Of months I am Mārgaśīrṣa [November-December], and of seasons I am flower-bearing spring.
So, here’s my artwork celebrating the spirit of Margazhi with Kolam.
I am Jamuna, and am a photoshop artist. My artworks are heavily influenced by Indian culture and spirituality. I try to give a modern twist to age-old stories (some dating back several centuries) of India, in Photoshop and bring them to life. These are the stories I often heard when I was a child, and its my sincere effort to bring them to everyone (in a modern way) using the medium of Photoshop art.
I am sure, you will like these works, as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by. Please ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.