Painting depicting a Vaisnava temple procession ca.1820, in South India. Possibly from Srirangam. The temple gopurams (or towering gateways) are seen in the background as the lively procession passes outside the temple wall. Visnu's Sankha and Chakra are held up in the middle of the procession along with various other flags and standards, one depicting Hanuman. A dancing girl (deva dasi) and a group of musicians lead the procession of brahmin monks. The work has been painted with wartercolour and gold paint.
Painted in Tamil Nadu
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