Yogini by a Stream
- Subject: Yoga Miniature Art
- Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
- Base Material: Paper (unframed)
- Size: 11 in. wide and 14 in. tall (28 cms X 35.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Presenting for your personal collection a beautiful miniature Yoga art.
This rare painting invites wonder at India’s extraordinary artistic heritage and with it you will feel the magic and spiritual enlightenment of Yoga. The art of Yoga constitutes a visual archive that attempts to capture one or several of its attributes, as a philosophical school, a Hindu tradition, a spiritual science and an exercise regimen.
There is a long and complex history of Muslim interest in yoga, going back 1,000 years. Particularly the popularity of this work in Sufi circles—and its association with the supreme spiritual experiences of a founding figure of Indian Sufism—reinforced the notion that yoga in some respects was fundamentally compatible with Sufism. Also Persian texts reveal, in addition to the material on breath control and chakra meditations, extensive practices involving the summoning of sixty-four yoginis, refered to as “spiritual beings” (ruhaniyat).
Particular prominence is given to the goddess Kamak Devi (Sanskrit: Kamakhya), who was associated in various Indo-Islamic texts with the symbolism of plantain and cave, which appear in a painting of a yogini (female embodiments of yogic power) from the court of Bijapur (shown in the featured art here). While the tradition of yogic physiology is present in the texts to some extent, the main concern is the practical benefit to be gained by summoning the yoginis by using powerful mantras that can deliver to the practitioner whatever he desires.
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