Friday, 20 March 2009

gods of their liking


in bharat the land of deities

no matter where one looks

one finds pictorial representations

of the 'trinity' especially

shiv & vishnu

thats not a bad thing in itself

but for the fact that

they all look like fat shopkeepers


talk about making god in your image

or your desired state's image

or simply your liking & convenience


in the last 100 years one can

see these representations

change

from leaner to fatter


not surprising in a decaying culture

which sees chubbiness

as a sign of prosperity

and fattyness as the emblem of 'personality'


the female deities

are all based on faces/physiques

of popular bollywood actresses


even the representations from the west

convey more deitylike qualities

simply bcoz they don't suffer

from the worship of plump bollywood stars


if this is what is being worshipped

one is not surprised by the results


pictorial human representation of deities

belonging to other dimensions

is a subtle tricky process

requiring coming together of the

best of everything

not a pandering to the

convoluted programmed aspirations of the

lowest common denominator


9 comments:

Dancing Deer said...

you're right.. we need a better model for the deities..

and you seem to be supermodel.

Anonymous said...

so true!

sree said...

yes it is true
better images around is for better world
p~casa is available

sreelatha said...

bahut sundar baat boli hai aapne

devi devtaon ke aaj kaal ke chitr dekne mein ache nahee

Aap hi ParamaTma swarup hai

P casa ke dwara sabhi dekh sakte hai ki aap kitne sundar hai

Agar aapki chavi mein log bagavan ki tasveer banaye to duniya mein bahut acha badlav aa jayega

Aap manohar hai

Aap Kalki hai

Aap ParamaTma hai

Aap ko mera Pranam

amanda v said...

i bow. Your eloquence and gnowledge is without rival. dhanyavad P. Narayan! Narayan!

amanda v said...

i bow! wow! another ePic Plog!
it is most impressive the way You set everything straight P!

it is really so impractical for the lower to try and even perceive the higher and Divine let alone depict it.

The way You sum it uP is simPly sublime!

'pictoral human representation of deities
belonging to other dimensions
is a subtle tricky process
requiring coming together of the
best of everything
not a pandering to the
convoluted programmed aspriations of the
lowest common denominator'

We are so lucky to have access to an unlimited amount of gorgeous Pictures of the real human resPresentation of Divine! You Provide the Truth through the most beautiful mediums P!

i bow to the unlimited Truth and beauty of Your Divinity!

PsingulariTy said...

You are GoD
You are centered and beautiful

neelang tiwari said...

i bow to the Trinity.
i bow to Vishnu.
i bow to Shiv.
i bow to the Gods.
AEIOUM...

jganesh said...

amazing ! You are so right and make the best points ! Your appearance is the purist example of what a Higher Being looks like ! You are so phit ! i bow !