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Today is the 112th birthday of Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (1904 -1993). JRD Tata was instrumental in the expansion of TATA Sons under his chairmanship which lasted from 1938 to 1988, making it the largest industrial group in India. He was the founder of iconic research institutes like Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He also founded Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Tata Tea and Tata Airlines. Tata airlines, launched in 1932, went on to become India's first commercial airline Air India in 1946. JRD Tata was also India's first licensed pilot, and is considered the father of civil aviation in India. He was awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1992. This portrait of JRD is from the Tata Agiary in Bandra, Mumbai.
#Birthday #Legend #India #TataIndustries #TataInstitute #TataConsultancyServices #TCS #TataAirlines #Mumbai #CivilAviation #AirIndia #Pilot #IndianLegends #InstaPic #Instadaily #InstaGood #Igers
Today is the 112th birthday of Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (1904 -1993). JRD Tata was instrumental in the expansion of TATA Sons under his chairmanship which lasted from 1938 to 1988, making it the largest industrial group in India. He was the founder of iconic research institutes like Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He also founded Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Tata Tea and Tata Airlines. Tata airlines, launched in 1932, went on to become India's first commercial airline Air India in 1946. JRD Tata was also India's first licensed pilot, and is considered the father of civil aviation in India. He was awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1992. This portrait of JRD is from the Tata Agiary in Bandra, Mumbai. #Birthday  #Legend  #India  #TataIndustries  #TataInstitute  #TataConsultancyServices  #TCS  #TataAirlines  #Mumbai  #CivilAviation  #AirIndia  #Pilot  #IndianLegends  #InstaPic  #Instadaily  #InstaGood  #Igers 
Mithila (also called Madhubani) art has been practiced by the women of the region through the centuries and today it is considered a living tradition. Krishna Mandala, painted by Shanti Devi.
#Mithila #wallpainting #Bihar #mithilapainting #womenartists #colours #Krishna #mandala #paintingsofIndia #IndianArt #ArtofIndia #Instapic #instadaily #instaindia #instaart #india #CulturalHeritage #craftsofIndia #India #Indianstates
Yamuna Biodiversity Park harbours thousands of plant species living together in the form of diverse communities/ecosystems which existed along the river Yamuna basin in the past. The wetlands of Yamuna Biodiversity Park harbour aquatic vegetation, fishes and microorganisms and provide ideal alternative habitats for migratory and resident bird species. Around 20 forest communities have been developed in Yamuna Biodiversity Park offering multiple micro-niches and habitats for a diversity of animal species to come, survive and breed. Many species of migratory birds find their winter home in the wetlands of Yamuna Biodiversity Park like the Tufted Pochard.
#Yamuna #biodiversity #parks #natural #habitat #nature #plants #biodiversity #wildlife #Instadaily #Instapic #Instanature #naturetrails #birds #Delhi #SoDelhi #Wazirabad #birdsofIndia #Indianbirds #migratorybirds  #POTW
Yamuna Biodiversity Park harbours thousands of plant species living together in the form of diverse communities/ecosystems which existed along the river Yamuna basin in the past. The wetlands of Yamuna Biodiversity Park harbour aquatic vegetation, fishes and microorganisms and provide ideal alternative habitats for migratory and resident bird species. Around 20 forest communities have been developed in Yamuna Biodiversity Park offering multiple micro-niches and habitats for a diversity of animal species to come, survive and breed. Many species of migratory birds find their winter home in the wetlands of Yamuna Biodiversity Park like the Tufted Pochard. #Yamuna  #biodiversity  #parks  #natural  #habitat  #nature  #plants  #biodiversity  #wildlife  #Instadaily  #Instapic  #Instanature  #naturetrails  #birds  #Delhi  #SoDelhi  #Wazirabad  #birdsofIndia  #Indianbirds  #migratorybirds  #POTW 
Rās, popularly known as dandiya rās is one of the most popular folk dances of Gujarat. Associated with agricultural activities, it can be termed as occupational dancing of farmers. Dandiya rās takes its name from dandiya, a pair of wooden sticks, used to mark time. It is performed during Navratri, Satam-atham (Janm Ashtami) fairs, and weddings in Kathiawar and Saurāshtra region of Gujarat.  Kanabi Dandiya Ras, Latipur . 
#Gujarat #Latipur #traditional #dances #Dandiya #agricultural #woodensticks #Rasleela #Radha #Krishna #India #IndianCulture #CulturalHeritage #FolkDance #Dance #Navratri #Festival #IndianFestivals #Celebrations #god #goddesses #IndianStates #InstaPic #Instagood #Igers
Rās, popularly known as dandiya rās is one of the most popular folk dances of Gujarat. Associated with agricultural activities, it can be termed as occupational dancing of farmers. Dandiya rās takes its name from dandiya, a pair of wooden sticks, used to mark time. It is performed during Navratri, Satam-atham (Janm Ashtami) fairs, and weddings in Kathiawar and Saurāshtra region of Gujarat. Kanabi Dandiya Ras, Latipur . #Gujarat  #Latipur  #traditional  #dances  #Dandiya  #agricultural  #woodensticks  #Rasleela  #Radha  #Krishna  #India  #IndianCulture  #CulturalHeritage  #FolkDance  #Dance  #Navratri  #Festival  #IndianFestivals  #Celebrations  #god  #goddesses  #IndianStates  #InstaPic  #Instagood  #Igers 
Ajrakh comes from the word  for ‘Blue’ in Arabic, from which there comes the word Azure in English and European languages.  According to Jasleen Dhamija, Ajrakh that we know today is mostly geometric patterns and this is mostly Middle Eastern influence. Displayed here is Cotton spread from Khatri Abdul Rauf’s workshop, Gujarat, 2015.
#Instapic #Instadaily #textiles #gujarat #colours #vegetabledyes #handicrafts #TExtileofIndia #India #dailydetails #motifs #craftsofIndia #details #indigo #azure #middleeast #languages #persian #Ajrakh #cottons
Ajrakh comes from the word for ‘Blue’ in Arabic, from which there comes the word Azure in English and European languages. According to Jasleen Dhamija, Ajrakh that we know today is mostly geometric patterns and this is mostly Middle Eastern influence. Displayed here is Cotton spread from Khatri Abdul Rauf’s workshop, Gujarat, 2015. #Instapic  #Instadaily  #textiles  #gujarat  #colours  #vegetabledyes  #handicrafts  #TExtileofIndia  #India  #dailydetails  #motifs  #craftsofIndia  #details  #indigo  #azure  #middleeast  #languages  #persian  #Ajrakh  #cottons 
Traditionally only stories from the Ramayana were performed in tolpavakoothu. But in recent times, in an attempt to reclaim its popularity, contemporary stories have found their way to the stage.
Image source- personal collection of Ramachandra Pulavar, a prominent performer himself.
#shadow #sillouhette #Puppets #Kerala #Instatravel #instapic #Instadaily #Leather #IncredibleIndia #KeralaTourism #Vishnu #Gods #ramayana #PerformanceArts #dasavataar #Temple #stories #indiantemples #playhouse #instaart #culturalheritage #indianculture #performingarts #culture
Traditionally only stories from the Ramayana were performed in tolpavakoothu. But in recent times, in an attempt to reclaim its popularity, contemporary stories have found their way to the stage. Image source- personal collection of Ramachandra Pulavar, a prominent performer himself. #shadow  #sillouhette  #Puppets  #Kerala  #Instatravel  #instapic  #Instadaily  #Leather  #IncredibleIndia  #KeralaTourism  #Vishnu  #Gods  #ramayana  #PerformanceArts  #dasavataar  #Temple  #stories  #indiantemples  #playhouse  #instaart  #culturalheritage  #indianculture  #performingarts  #culture 
A koothumadam is the playhouse in temple premises where tolpavakoothu is performed. The performers stand behind the screen with their puppets and recite slokas and narrate stories from the Ramayana and often divert to dialogue, explanations and general commentaries on life. The screen comes alive with moving puppets made transparent by light from burning oil-lamps. 
This is Aryan Kaavu Koothumaadam, Palakkad.
Image source- personal collection of Ramachandra Pulavar, a prominent performer himself.
#shadow #sillouhette #Puppets #Kerala #Instatravel #instapic #Instadaily #Leather #IncredibleIndia #KeralaTourism #Vishnu #Gods #ramayana #PerformanceArts #dasavataar #Temple #stories #Palakkad #Temple #indiantemples #playhouse #instaart #culturalheritage #indianculture #performingarts #culture
A koothumadam is the playhouse in temple premises where tolpavakoothu is performed. The performers stand behind the screen with their puppets and recite slokas and narrate stories from the Ramayana and often divert to dialogue, explanations and general commentaries on life. The screen comes alive with moving puppets made transparent by light from burning oil-lamps. This is Aryan Kaavu Koothumaadam, Palakkad. Image source- personal collection of Ramachandra Pulavar, a prominent performer himself. #shadow  #sillouhette  #Puppets  #Kerala  #Instatravel  #instapic  #Instadaily  #Leather  #IncredibleIndia  #KeralaTourism  #Vishnu  #Gods  #ramayana  #PerformanceArts  #dasavataar  #Temple  #stories  #Palakkad  #Temple  #indiantemples  #playhouse  #instaart  #culturalheritage  #indianculture  #performingarts  #culture 
Tolpavakoothu, the ancient art of shadow puppetry performed in the temples of Bhadrakali in the northern parts of Kerala. A traditional performance is based on stories from the Ramayana. Seen here is a leather puppet of Lord Vishnu in a reclining pose or Ananthashayanam.
Image source- personal collection of Ramachandra Pulavar, a prominent performer himself.

#POTW  #shadow #sillouhette #puppets #Kerala #Instatravel #instapic #Instadaily #Leather #IncredibleIndia #KeralaTourism #Vishnu #Gods #ramayana #PerformanceArts #dasavataar #Temple #igers #storytelling #instacrafts #handicraft #leatherhunter
Tolpavakoothu, the ancient art of shadow puppetry performed in the temples of Bhadrakali in the northern parts of Kerala. A traditional performance is based on stories from the Ramayana. Seen here is a leather puppet of Lord Vishnu in a reclining pose or Ananthashayanam. Image source- personal collection of Ramachandra Pulavar, a prominent performer himself. #POTW  #shadow  #sillouhette  #puppets  #Kerala  #Instatravel  #instapic  #Instadaily  #Leather  #IncredibleIndia  #KeralaTourism  #Vishnu  #Gods  #ramayana  #PerformanceArts  #dasavataar  #Temple  #igers  #storytelling  #instacrafts  #handicraft  #leatherhunter 
The Khangchendzonga National Park, also known as Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve, located in Sikkim was declared a World Heritage Site on 17th July by UNESCO. The park is Sikkim's first World Heritage Site and the first mixed heritage site out of the 35 overall sites in India. The park includes an unique diversity of plains, valley, glaciers, lakes and spectacular snow-capped Himalayan peaks including the third highest peak Mount Kanchenjunga. Origin myths of the indigenous Lepcha people are associated with the peak and they worship a number of natural elements like caves, rivers, stones, lakes etc. The sacred meaning of these rituals and practices form the core of Sikkimese identity.
The Khangchendzonga National Park, also known as Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve, located in Sikkim was declared a World Heritage Site on 17th July by UNESCO. The park is Sikkim's first World Heritage Site and the first mixed heritage site out of the 35 overall sites in India. The park includes an unique diversity of plains, valley, glaciers, lakes and spectacular snow-capped Himalayan peaks including the third highest peak Mount Kanchenjunga. Origin myths of the indigenous Lepcha people are associated with the peak and they worship a number of natural elements like caves, rivers, stones, lakes etc. The sacred meaning of these rituals and practices form the core of Sikkimese identity.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the Archaeological site of Nalanda University in Bihar as a World Heritage Site. This is the second World Heritage Site in Bihar after the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. India now has 35 World Heritage Sites, second highest in Asia, surpassed only by China (50). UNESCO recognised Nalanda Mahavihara to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas or beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal value.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the Archaeological site of Nalanda University in Bihar as a World Heritage Site. This is the second World Heritage Site in Bihar after the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. India now has 35 World Heritage Sites, second highest in Asia, surpassed only by China (50). UNESCO recognised Nalanda Mahavihara to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas or beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal value.
Ranki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, as the name suggests, was built by a Queen. Queen Udayamati of the Solanki dynasty built this monumental step well in memory of her deceased husband, Bhimdev I (1022-1063 AD). Silted up for a thousand years before its rediscovery in the 1980’s, the step well is a treasure of Indian sculptural art. As many as 15 images of ŚaivaDevīs, who may be regarded as members of the Twelve Gaurīs (Dvādaśagaurī), has been uncovered here. Udayamati may have portrayed herself as a forlorn Pārvatī, separated from Shiva and practising austerities for reunion with him; a metaphor of her own tragic widowhood, and her own yearning for a reunion with Bhīmadeva.

#unescoworldheritage #unesco #worldheritage #sculpturalart #shiva #parvati #indianqueens #goddesses #gujaratdiaries #memorials #incredibleindia #incredible #history #art #patan #detailoftheday #details #gujarat_igers #stepwellsofindia #stepwell #Sculptures #heritage #indian #architecturalphotography #architecture #gujaratarchitecture #gujarattourism #gujarat #instapic #instadaily
Ranki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, as the name suggests, was built by a Queen. Queen Udayamati of the Solanki dynasty built this monumental step well in memory of her deceased husband, Bhimdev I (1022-1063 AD). Silted up for a thousand years before its rediscovery in the 1980’s, the step well is a treasure of Indian sculptural art. As many as 15 images of ŚaivaDevīs, who may be regarded as members of the Twelve Gaurīs (Dvādaśagaurī), has been uncovered here. Udayamati may have portrayed herself as a forlorn Pārvatī, separated from Shiva and practising austerities for reunion with him; a metaphor of her own tragic widowhood, and her own yearning for a reunion with Bhīmadeva. #unescoworldheritage  #unesco  #worldheritage  #sculpturalart  #shiva  #parvati  #indianqueens  #goddesses  #gujaratdiaries  #memorials  #incredibleindia  #incredible  #history  #art  #patan  #detailoftheday  #details  #gujarat_igers  #stepwellsofindia  #stepwell  #Sculptures  #heritage  #indian  #architecturalphotography  #architecture  #gujaratarchitecture  #gujarattourism  #gujarat  #instapic  #instadaily 
The Western Ghats is home to various species of spiders, including the Thomisidae family of spiders, which has over 2,100 species worldwide. They are also popularly known as crab spiders because of their resemblance to crabs and also their ability to scuffle sideways or backwards. Unlike web building spiders the Thomisidae spiders ambush their prey. They will wait next to a flower or fruit and rapidly grab visiting insects. Seen here is a crab spider of the Angaeus species from Nipani in Karnataka.
Picture courtesy Deepak Deshpande.
#insects #animalkingdom #spiders #westernghats #Karnataka #Animalplanet #SahaIndia #Sahapedia #instadaily #instapic #InstaAnimal #Insectworld #crabspider #Spiders #archnid #archnophobia #instaspider #instainsect #entomology #ilovespiders #ilovewildlife #wild #wilderness #wildernessculture #indianwildlife #naturalenvironment #instawild #florafauna #instawildlife
The Western Ghats is home to various species of spiders, including the Thomisidae family of spiders, which has over 2,100 species worldwide. They are also popularly known as crab spiders because of their resemblance to crabs and also their ability to scuffle sideways or backwards. Unlike web building spiders the Thomisidae spiders ambush their prey. They will wait next to a flower or fruit and rapidly grab visiting insects. Seen here is a crab spider of the Angaeus species from Nipani in Karnataka. Picture courtesy Deepak Deshpande. #insects  #animalkingdom  #spiders  #westernghats  #Karnataka  #Animalplanet  #SahaIndia  #Sahapedia  #instadaily  #instapic  #InstaAnimal  #Insectworld  #crabspider  #Spiders  #archnid  #archnophobia  #instaspider  #instainsect  #entomology  #ilovespiders  #ilovewildlife  #wild  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #indianwildlife  #naturalenvironment  #instawild  #florafauna  #instawildlife 
The jaali was uniquely suited to the hot humid Indian  summers and social restrictions of interaction placed on women of the household. The jaali, which means a net, not only kept the heat of the sun out, but let cool air in for ventilation. The jaali also acted as ascreen through which women of the household could see the world outside without compromising their privacy. Their usage was perfected in Mughal architecture where stone lattice screens became more delicate and intricate in their design. This red sandstone jaali screen is from the western façade of #Humayun’s #Tomb in Delhi.  #art #heritage #india #instadelhi #historyofart #Architecture #mughal #mughalarchitecture #summers #indian #dillimerijaan #delhiigers #sodelhi #Delhibuildings #Delhistories #Nizamuddin #Humayunstomb #delhidurbar #indianart #mughalarchitecture #stonework #DelhiMonuments
The jaali was uniquely suited to the hot humid Indian summers and social restrictions of interaction placed on women of the household. The jaali, which means a net, not only kept the heat of the sun out, but let cool air in for ventilation. The jaali also acted as ascreen through which women of the household could see the world outside without compromising their privacy. Their usage was perfected in Mughal architecture where stone lattice screens became more delicate and intricate in their design. This red sandstone jaali screen is from the western façade of #Humayun ’s #Tomb  in Delhi. #art  #heritage  #india  #instadelhi  #historyofart  #Architecture  #mughal  #mughalarchitecture  #summers  #indian  #dillimerijaan  #delhiigers  #sodelhi  #Delhibuildings  #Delhistories  #Nizamuddin  #Humayunstomb  #delhidurbar  #indianart  #mughalarchitecture  #stonework  #DelhiMonuments 
Indian temple iconography is often rich with motifs of local flora and fauna. The depiction of the lion and elephant is a recurring motif throughout the caves at Ellora, irrespective of religious affiliation. In the Hindu caves, lions and elephants form a running frieze around the base of the Kailash Temple. In the Buddhist caves, figures of Buddha are often seated upon singhasanas (lion throne). In the Jain caves, like this image seen here from Cave 32, alternating friezes of ferocious lions and ornamental elephants form the balustrade of a balcony. 
#Indian #art #architecture #heritage #SahaIndia #elephant #ellora #lion #iconography #india #elephants #temple #motif #hindu #jain #lions #architecturelovers #Maharashtra #maharashtra_ig #worldheritagesite #worldheritage #Indianart #history #architecture #Instadaily #Instapic #iconic #Ancientart #sculptures #indiapictures
Indian temple iconography is often rich with motifs of local flora and fauna. The depiction of the lion and elephant is a recurring motif throughout the caves at Ellora, irrespective of religious affiliation. In the Hindu caves, lions and elephants form a running frieze around the base of the Kailash Temple. In the Buddhist caves, figures of Buddha are often seated upon singhasanas (lion throne). In the Jain caves, like this image seen here from Cave 32, alternating friezes of ferocious lions and ornamental elephants form the balustrade of a balcony. #Indian  #art  #architecture  #heritage  #SahaIndia  #elephant  #ellora  #lion  #iconography  #india  #elephants  #temple  #motif  #hindu  #jain  #lions  #architecturelovers  #Maharashtra  #maharashtra_ig  #worldheritagesite  #worldheritage  #Indianart  #history  #architecture  #Instadaily  #Instapic  #iconic  #Ancientart  #sculptures  #indiapictures 
Nrittamurti from Elephanta Caves. Shiva is the divine master of dance. In Bharata’s Natyashastra where 108 kinds of dance poses are listed, Shiva is proclaimed as the Nataraja, or king of dance. Dance is almost like a form of magic in its ability to transform the personality of the dancer, who appears to be possessed by supra-terrestrial powers in the process. Like yoga, dance induces ecstasy, the mergence with and experience of the divine.  Dance is considered to be an act of creation. The dancing figures of Shiva as Nataraja are some of the most attractive manifestations of the Indian art tradition. The dance posture depicted at Elephanta is what is described as lalitam. #instapic #instadaily #Elephanta #Shiva #nataraja #Lordofdance #Dance #yoga #cave #Architecture #sculpture #daily #detail #detailersofinstagram #maharastra #maharashtra_ig #maharashtratourism #incredibleindia #india #heritage #art #historyofart #sculpturesofindia #sculptureoftheday #elephantacaves #gods #danceposes #shaivite
Nrittamurti from Elephanta Caves. Shiva is the divine master of dance. In Bharata’s Natyashastra where 108 kinds of dance poses are listed, Shiva is proclaimed as the Nataraja, or king of dance. Dance is almost like a form of magic in its ability to transform the personality of the dancer, who appears to be possessed by supra-terrestrial powers in the process. Like yoga, dance induces ecstasy, the mergence with and experience of the divine. Dance is considered to be an act of creation. The dancing figures of Shiva as Nataraja are some of the most attractive manifestations of the Indian art tradition. The dance posture depicted at Elephanta is what is described as lalitam. #instapic  #instadaily  #Elephanta  #Shiva  #nataraja  #Lordofdance  #Dance  #yoga  #cave  #Architecture  #sculpture  #daily  #detail  #detailersofinstagram  #maharastra  #maharashtra_ig  #maharashtratourism  #incredibleindia  #india  #heritage  #art  #historyofart  #sculpturesofindia  #sculptureoftheday  #elephantacaves  #gods  #danceposes  #shaivite 
Rabi Ghosh as Bagha, Tapen Chatterjee as Goopy, and Utpal Dutt as King Hirak in Hirak Rajar Desh. 
Courtesy: Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives, and Ray Estate, and Sandip Ray.
#SatyajitRay #IndianCinema #Indian #cinema #instapic #InstaDaily #films #moviestills #bengali #indianfilmstars #indianfilmindustry #bengali #actors #stories #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #blackandwhitepicture #instacinema #historyofcinema #cinemastudies #Historyofindianfilms
Rabi Ghosh as Bagha, Tapen Chatterjee as Goopy, and Utpal Dutt as King Hirak in Hirak Rajar Desh. Courtesy: Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives, and Ray Estate, and Sandip Ray. #SatyajitRay  #IndianCinema  #Indian  #cinema  #instapic  #InstaDaily  #films  #moviestills  #bengali  #indianfilmstars  #indianfilmindustry  #bengali  #actors  #stories  #blackandwhite  #blackandwhitephotos  #blackandwhitepicture  #instacinema  #historyofcinema  #cinemastudies  #Historyofindianfilms 
Kalakshetra, established on January 6, 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale in #Chennai for  preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music.  #kalakshetra, #bharatanatyam #chennai #dance #dancer #dancerecital #dancerlife #performance #performingarts #performingart #stageshow #indiandance #indiandancer #classicaldance #saree #karnataka #southindia #hairstyle #opentheatre #auditorium #banyantree #dancefloor #troupe #dancetroupe #india #indian #indianculture #indianheritage #gesture
Kalakshetra, established on January 6, 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale in #Chennai  for preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. #kalakshetra , #bharatanatyam  #chennai  #dance  #dancer  #dancerecital  #dancerlife  #performance  #performingarts  #performingart  #stageshow  #indiandance  #indiandancer  #classicaldance  #saree  #karnataka  #southindia  #hairstyle  #opentheatre  #auditorium  #banyantree  #dancefloor  #troupe  #dancetroupe  #india  #indian  #indianculture  #indianheritage  #gesture 
Kunti, was given a boon by Sage Durvasa that she could invoke any god to bear a child. In her curiosity to try the mantra she invoked Surya and gave birth to Karna. Since she was an unwed mother,she put him a basket and set him afloat. A charioteer called Adhiratha and his wife Radha found him, and raised him as Vasusena. 'Birth of Karna, by Indira Seshadri '. From the exhibition, 'Inner Flow: Chithrakathi Paintings on Bharatha-k-koothu' (Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, September 10–12, 2012).
Kunti, was given a boon by Sage Durvasa that she could invoke any god to bear a child. In her curiosity to try the mantra she invoked Surya and gave birth to Karna. Since she was an unwed mother,she put him a basket and set him afloat. A charioteer called Adhiratha and his wife Radha found him, and raised him as Vasusena. 'Birth of Karna, by Indira Seshadri '. From the exhibition, 'Inner Flow: Chithrakathi Paintings on Bharatha-k-koothu' (Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, September 10–12, 2012).