Thursday, August 4, 2011

Akhilandeshvari, or The Always Broken Goddess

So, a few weeks ago, I came across this VERY excellent read on Akhilandeshvari, or "she who is never not broken."  It was just very inspiring, and I found myself relating to many different aspects.

From the article:

"Akhilanda derives her power from being broken: in flux, pulling herself apart, living in different, constant selves at the same time, from never becoming a whole that has limitations."

Anyway, the kick-ass thing is that she rides a crocodile as well. I was agonizing over how to color this; I really wanted to make her skin tone blue, but I'm not sure if that's ... "correct" for this hindu diety? Is blue something reserved specifically for Krishna, or does it specify god/goddess?  Outside of this article, I couldn't find much about this specific deity (much to my chagrin)

I'd love to hear your thoughts on how to color her, dear blog readers! (And please, def check out the article; so worth the read!)


Maggie St. said...

I picture her with purple skin tones. Violet is rebalancing. Also, I love this color :)

Ashly Picazo said...

I found an image of what is suppose to be thee goddess in question, and she seems to have a light tint of green about her. check it out for yourself: I hope this helps, I love your art!!!

*daisy said...

thanks ladies! : D Will def check those links out!!

Michelle Myhre said...

Hey Daisy,

This is wild.

You'll be hearing about Akhilandeshvara tonight in yoga.



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