Naveen's Exhibition at the Galerie de l'Excellence at La-Roche Posay, 2013

Naveen’s Work Being Exhibited In France!

Some great news for all you mural-painting lovers, particularly if you’re based in France, or happen to be traveling there between Aug-20 and Sep-19, 2013 – Naveen’s work is going to be exhibited at the Galerie De L’Excellence, 4 Rue Bourbon, 86270 La Roche Posay, during those dates! Please consider yourself personally invited!


New gallery added.

After a rather long gap. Check out the new gallery: The making of a Mural – Vettakorumakan.


Mattancheri Murals (contd.) 1

Murals in the Staircase Room The themes are several and various in this room, which measures 18-ft by 17-ft. The paintings include a family portrait of Siva, Vishnu in his Sankarshana form, Ardhanariswara, or Siva as half-female and half-male, the coronation of Rama, Kirata-Siva, Anantasayanam, few themes from the Devi Mahathmyam, paintings of the ten […]


New In Gallery

The Making of a Mural series has been expanded to include the making of the traditional Anantasayanam and Ardhanariswara murals.


Mattancheri Murals 5

Mattancheri in Cochin has the distinct smell of trade and commerce even today. The passage of the years has only retouched her trading face, large godowns still stand in and around the quayside. Mattancheri had also been a former capital of the erstwhile rulers of Kochi. When the ‘adventurers from over the seas’ came to […]


Pundareekapuram Murals 2

Pundareekapuram is a small temple atop a little rise called Midayikunnam near Thalayolaparambu in Kottayam. Architecturally it is not very different from any typical village temple of Kerala. A tiled and saddle-roofed square ‘chuttambalam’ encloses a square sanctum sanctorum. Appended to the small enclosure is a small ‘balikkalpura’. The idol worshipped here is the image […]


Pana Yakshi

The Goddess Files – First Glimpses 4

Since as far back as I can remember, and that’s rather a longish patch of time I must mention, I’ve been pulled by the temples of Kerala. If I try and get objective about it, there are a number of factors that may have contributed to this, but while these may well have been necessary, […]