The Vedic gods reduced to the status of demigods (a modern devotional painting)

(downloaded Nov. 1999)

A modern religious painting from an ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) website, with commentary::

"The demigods, being satisfied by the performance of sacrifice, supply all needs to man. [An illustration of] Bhagavad Gita 3:12. Devotees are pictured engaging in sankirtana-yajna. Above the clouds are the demigods, and above them the Lord, who is pleased by the singing of His holy names. The demigods are, left to right, Candra (the moon-god), Indra (the god of rain), Vivasvan (the sun-god) and Vayu (the god of air). At the right is Laksmi, the goddess of fortune."

Dharma-raja, a form of Yama, presides over a "hell" of punishments for the wicked; bazaar art, c.1960's; *another, similar print*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2009

Yama plays a role as judge of the dead, in a vaguely Mughal-looking palace (a modern devotional painting)

(downloaded Sept. 2006)

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