A Pahari painting of an OM containing deities, c.1780-1800

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LOTDETAIL.ASP?sid=&intObjectID=4346814&SE=CMWCAT03+351845+557775189+&QR=M+1+0+Aqc0000900+342345++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&SU=1&RQ=True&AN=42
(downloaded Aug. 2004)

"A Hindu Tantric Painting. India, Pahari, circa 1780-1800. Depicting from top to bottom: Shiva, Sakti, Vishnu on his conch with Brahma sprouting from his navel and Lakshmi, Harihara, four-headed Brahma, and the Trimurti below, painted against a gold ground forming the stylized seed syllable Ohm, surrounded by a dark blue floral border with gold painted scrollwork. 12¼ x 9 5/8 in. (31.1 x 24.4 cm.)."

Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva within an OM, in a Mahabharata manuscript from 1795

Source: http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/resources/collections/specdivision/botm.shtml
(downloaded Mar. 2006)

"Special Collections [at the Univ. of Edinbufgh] has a beautiful example of the Mahabharata on a continuous strip of silk approximately 230 feet long. Illuminated with elaborate illustrations in late Mughal or Kangra style with lavish use of gold, detailed floral borders and infills between the frames of the miniatures. Dated sam 1852(=1795 A.D.) in several of the internal colophons. The manuscript is mounted on rollers in a glass topped box. Preceded by a series of large miniatures, with others between the various parvans, as well as a series of small quatrefoil-shaped ones interspersed through the text. All the miniatures have gold backgrounds with red and white flowers, green leaves, blue diamond shapes and gold flowers in orange cartouches."

A modern religious print: OM containing the three major modern deities

Source: www.hinduismtoday.kauai.hi.us/ArtAndCulture/Aums/aumlist.html
(downloaded Nov. 1999)

Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva with their consorts are all depicted within a cosmic OM. This OM looks a bit different because it is written in a style closer to how the modern Devanagari alphabet would represent the sound.

Rama appears to Hanuman within an OM (bazaar art, c.1960's)

Source: ebay, Mar. 2006

An OM cradles the child Krishna (bazaar art, c.1980's)

Source: ebay, Oct. 2007

Radha and Krishna literally entwined by an OM; bazaar art, early 1900's

Source: ebay, Dec. 2006

"Om Radha Krishna" in modern Orissan pata-chitra style

Source: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/showdetails.php3?prodid=PC46&table=paintings
(downloaded March 2001)

Krishna plays his irresistible flute before an elaborate OM (modern bazaar art)

Source: ebay, Sept. 2009

All three major deities unite to endorse an OM (bazaar art, c.1970's)

Source: ebay, Oct. 2007

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