Raja Ravi Varma depicts an Apsara in Hindu mythology;

4/8/2021, 6:47:40 PM
Raja Ravi Varma depicts an Apsara in Hindu mythology; Tilottama who is a celestial nymph in Lord Indra’s court. "Tila" is the Sanskrit word for sesame seed or a bit and "uttama" means better or higher. According to the Mahabharata, Tilottama is said to have been created by Vishvakarma, the Divine Architect. Lord Brahma asked the architect to take the best quality of everything as the ingredients and create an apsara. Thus Tilottama therefore means the being whose smallest particle is the finest or one who is composed of the finest and highest qualities. Tilottama is reputed to have been created by Visvakarma for the mutual destruction of the Asuras Sunda and Upasunda, and even gods like Indra are described to be enamoured of Tilottama. Half-clothed Tilottama flying in the sky playing with a red ball, 1896 by Raja Ravi Varma. 🏛️: Wellcome Collection #arteesamor #chromolithograph #academicart #indianmythology #mythology #beauty #goddess #hinduart #arthistory #historyofart #artgallery #artlovers #arte #contemporaryartist #ethereal #mystic #myth #arteducation #nymphs #hindumythology #1800s #contemporaryart #rajaravivarma #indianartist #historyofindia #academicism #wellcomecollection #historyofpaintings #apsara #vedicart

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