Beheadings

More from the exhibition.

The Beheading of Rahu, The Demon of the Inauspicious Time.
by Parvathi Baul
Kerala, India

After her secondary school education, Parvathi Baul joined Kalabhavan of Shantiniketan as a student of Fine Arts. During her study at Shantiniketan she traveled widely in the villages of Bengal to meet Baul Gurus. Later, she left the university and received initiation into Baul singing from Shri Sanatan Das Baul. She also practiced with shri Shashanko Goshai (who left his body in March 2006 at the age of 100.) Since the year 2000 Parvathy has been building up an unique style of (solo) storytelling with painted pictures. She has titled this work as the Chitra Katha Geeth or (storytelling with painted picture). The Beheading of Rahu, The Demon of the Inauspicious Time was created in 1995 as part of the Indo Japan exchange program, and performed in Japan with Kyogen and Kamigathamai performers. The scenes include:
The Churning of the Milk Ocean
The Sun on his Chariot of Seven Horses
The Moon with his Two Wives
Rahu’s Throat being cut while he tires to devour the Sun and Moon

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