Women Worshipping a Shiva Linga: Devagandhari Ragini of Hindol, from a Chamba Ragamala

c. 1700
Miniature: 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
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The iconography of Devagandhari is consistent in several Ragamala series from Chamba

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Removed from any temple setting, the focus of the scene is on the intensity of the women’s devotions to the Hindu god Shiva in his abstract form of a linga. The figure on the right tosses flower petals on the linga and offers incense in a handheld censer. Her taller companion wearing a yellow blouse holds two lotus flowers in her hands cupped in devotion as she bows reverently.
Women Worshipping a Shiva Linga: Devagandhari Ragini of Hindol, from a Chamba Ragamala

Women Worshipping a Shiva Linga: Devagandhari Ragini of Hindol, from a Chamba Ragamala

c. 1700

Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba

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