This beautiful vintage print is of the Hindu God Vishnu.
The God Vishnu stands on a platform for worship. The sage Narada stands with his musical instruments to Vishnu's left, and several humble devotees stand with folded hands to the right. This is Narottam Narayan's rendering of the Satyanarayana Puja, a popular vrat (vow) or special form of worship directed toward the God Vishnu.
The date 1959 is shown at the bottom.
Size: 11" x 8"
It is important to understand that these are not just images of Gods; they are Gods - Gods incarnate in their printed image. During puja (worship) the Gods are invited to descend into their images and are treated as guests. Offerings of fruit, flowers, and sweets are placed before these prints, prayers chanted to them, incense burned before them, and garlands of marigolds are hung around their frames.
This print has gone through many monsoons (with months of humidity), so it may have some staining and discoloration, along with some chips in the frame, that come with daily use and age. The print is mounted in its original frame and glass which is very rare to come across these days. The print has been left exactly how it was from its time of use. The glass might be marked and dusty but this all adds to it's beautiful and Holy life of being worshiped daily.
In the period following independence in 1947 in India, the religious print business in India grew dramatically in its scale and diversity. All the prints I import from India are from this era and are a lot more colorful and bold in comparison to the very early prints in the late 1800's.
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