February 27, 2011

Gives Oneself Over

I'm not familiar with the story this illustrates, but I can't stop looking at it. He looks very calm for someone wrapped in a cobra at Kali's feet in the middle of bloody battle.

Postcard purchased in India

9 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

Sorta like he likes it :)

downtown guy said...

He doesn't seem to be complaining.

downtown guy said...

A-ha! The beautiful fellow is Shiva, so of course he's chill. He's got nothing to fear from Kali. Here's the story, if you are interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali#Slayer_of_Raktabija

Ms. Moon said...

Great picture. Religion is so rich with...colorful stuff.

downtown guy said...

Some more colorful than others.

May said...

He looks like you in your picture. Maybe Kali is standing on you and you just cropped it out.

downtown guy said...

He does! Though I'm not that beautiful, and I hope Kali isn't standing on me. On the other hand, Baggy IS standing on me. But not in that picture.

ZenGato said...

He seems to not be suffering in the same way as Michelangelo's 'Dying Slave'

downtown guy said...

Good comparison.