Pata of Sahasraphana Parshvanatha (30)

Published: 02.07.2010
Updated: 29.11.2012


Pata of Sahasraphana Parshvanatha

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This cloth painting depicts Tirthankara Parshvanatha with Yaksha Dharnendra and Yakshini Padmavati, attendants of a Tirthankara Yaksha and Yakshini (a pair of male and female deities) who are standing under canopy of a thousand snake-hoods (Sahasraphana).

An intricate circular composition of interring snakes forming knots is created in this painting.

This illustration shows the episode of the life of Parshvanatha when Yaksha Dharnendra and his wife Yakshini Padmavati endeavoured to cover Parshvanatha by creating a canopy of snake-hoods over his head and lifting him up from the ground to save him from submergence.

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