[INDOLOGY] Shashti Devi

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at btinternet.com
Sun Mar 16 04:28:31 EDT 2014


Yes, she seems to have been a popular subject in Kalighat painting. Officially it’s supposed to be a black cat, as in this splendid one in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but often it isn’t: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/88464.html

I am told that there is a temple of ‘Ma Shoshthi’ (with cat vāhana) in Kolkata, but I cannot find any pictures or information online. I am probably hampered by my lack of Bengali, as I wouldn’t be able to pick up if e.g. someone blogged about visiting it.

Valerie J Roebuck

On 16 Mar 2014, at 06:53, Mary Storm <mnstorm at mac.com> wrote:

> You have probably seen these, but just in case:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashthi
> 
> http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/d4/dc/a9/d4dca99836a0da3926906d3986912200.jpg
> 
> Mary Storm
> 
> 
> On 15-Mar-2014, at 10:22 pm, Valerie J Roebuck <vjroebuck at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 
>> Speaking of vāhanas, can anyone point me to a painting - or even a sculpture - of Ṣaṣṭhī Devī with her cat? I have found some nice Kalighat paintings, but nothing earlier. 
>> 
>> Valerie J Roebuck
>> 
>> On 15 Mar 2014, at 16:08, rajam <rajam at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> Many thanks to everyone for the information! As I confessed at the outset, I don’t know much about these things; and, many traditional scholars (of Sanskrit & Tamil & religion) in South India are not in touch with ‘modernism!' So much for our generation gap!
>>> 
>>> One way to preempt controversy and confusion would be to refer to the source of the art work with acknowledgement. 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Rajam
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mar 15, 2014, at 8:54 AM, Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl>
>>>> Date: 2014-03-15 16:53 GMT+01:00
>>>> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] (no subject)
>>>> To: rajam <rajam at earthlink.net>
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> It has, 
>>>> 
>>>> here:
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.exoticindiaart.com/product/paintings/mahavidya-chinnamasta-riding-lion-HJ82/
>>>> 
>>>> and here:
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.artoflegendindia.com/chinnamasta-devi-p-5070.html
>>>> 
>>>> and here:
>>>> 
>>>> http://vi.sualize.us/vintage_painting_of_chinnamasta_devi_simon_ram_parvathi_godess_durga_picture_7c62.html
>>>> 
>>>> And, certainly, in many more images.
>>>> 
>>>> Best, 
>>>> 
>>>> Artur Karp
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 2014-03-15 15:58 GMT+01:00 rajam <rajam at earthlink.net>:
>>>> 
>>>> I do not know much about these things, but received a comment from a friend in India that "the Chinnamasta Devi does not have a lion for her vehicle.”
>>>> 
>>>> May I know the source of the picture on the cover, so I can write to him and clear his doubt? (He is not a member of this group.)
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Rajam
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Mar 15, 2014, at 5:15 AM, Stella Sandahl <ssandahl at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Congratulations! Cover picture wonderful. 
>>>>> Hope your book will not offend anybody's religious or other feelings.
>>>>> Stella Sandahl
>>>>> --
>>>>> Stella Sandahl
>>>>> ssandahl at sympatico.ca
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 2014-03-15, at 12:14 AM, Mary Storm wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Dear Indologists
>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Mary Storm
>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> Academic Director
>>>>>> India: National Identity and the Arts
>>>>>> and
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