Murugan surrounded by planetary deities

This painting shows a three-headed standing Murugan with a peacock vehicle. It demonstrates the absorption of Hindu deities into Buddhism. Murugan worship at Kadirgama, a sacred shrine in Sri Lanka, is very popular with Hindus, Buddhist and Muslims worshippers alike. The painting has been done using waterbased colours on wood.

Date/Period
Early-mid 19th century
Region
Sri Lanka
Dimension
Object size: H:95 x W:58.5 x D:2 cm
Accession No.
2006-01743
Material
Wood with watercolours
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings