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Title Partha-sarathi
Accession Number AT/73/195
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Not Available
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Others
Main Artist Nandalal Bose
Artist's Nationality Indian
Origin Place Bengal, India
School Contemporary Painting
Period / Year of Work 20th Century
Dimensions L. 77 cm; B. 55 cm
Brief Description The artist portrays the Parthasarathi, who is the sarathi or charioteer of Partha or Arjuna is Krishna. He is holding the cord of chariot with his full strength in left hand, which signifies the control of the time or kala, while the right hand shows tarjani mudra. He is a living personality of godhead. He is bedecked with princely attire. The style of painting is purely in Ajanta manner. He came down to earth to extend his grace and love to his devotees, to save the righteous and punish the wicked, to remove the evils and establish virtue. "For when so ever right declines and wrong up rises, then I create myself. To guard up the good and destroy the wicked and to confirm the right I come into being in this age and that."