The month of Magha

January – Month of Magha


This painting is from Baramasa series of Kangra paintings depicting month of Magha (Jan.- Feb.). In this month the cold yields to slight warmth in the north India. The lady with hands folded implores her lover to stay at home. In the background is a grove with numerous birds perching on the branches. Music is being played in the courtyard of a house. This painting is inspired by the following poem (translated in Engligh) of famous Hindi poet Keshavdas from Kavipriya

” Forests and gardens echo with the notes sweet, of peacock, pigeon, koel and papiha. Endless is the humming of bees. The air is scented with musk, camphor and sandal. Music is heard all through the night, and all celebrate Vasanta (spring). Do not leave the home in the month of Magha, if you love me at all.”


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Dimensions 28 x 20 in


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