Mythology

Celebrate Janmashtami with these art games!

Janmashtami, a festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. And that isn't very surprising - he is perhaps the God with most swag! We...

#MuseumJigsaw : The emergence of Varaha by Manaku

In India, many of us have grown up on stories of the creation, and mythological wars between the Good and Evil. One such story is of the demon Hiranyaksha who dragged the Earth to...

Did You Know, the Indian Cupid, Kamdev has 5 arrows to make you fall in love!

Seated on a parrot, Kamdev is often depicted in paintings carrying a bow  made of sugarcane stalk, strung by a line of bees. Each arrow causes the ‘target’ to swoon under a certain effect of...

‘Hiranyagarbha’ (the Golden Egg) by Manaku

On January 4, an egg broke the internet and the world will never be the same again. The 'world record egg' became the "most-liked" picture on Instagram, beating Kylie Jenner's record of 18 million likes....

In Paintings: How the Churning of the Ocean led to the Largest Gathering on Earth, The Kumbh Mela

Indian stories, told through paintings are a sure way to make children fall in love with museums! We've tried and tested this, with much success at the Government Museum & Art Gallery. The kids...

An Upcycled Ganesha Sculpture at the Heritage Transport Museum

Ganesha, also known as Ganapati, or Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and worshipped Hindu deities. As the God of Beginnings, and the remover of obstacles, Ganesha is commonly invoked by devotees to make...

Shubho Mahalaya : celebrating the Glory of the Goddess

Shubho Mahalaya!  As a child growing up with Bengali grandparents, this day meant about waking up to the sound of a booming voice on the radio, narrating a story I couldn't particularly understand; it...

In Pictures: 5 Amazing Krishna Stories from Art Museums

Krishna, the 8th incarnation of Vishnu has been the muse for artists across centuries. In celebrating his birthday, here are five Krishna stories from Art Museums across the world! I love the Balgopal versions of...
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