The Guardian Gods-Ayyanars of Tamil Nadu.India (2013)
Watercolours by Asha Shenoy.


  • Watercolours, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 9.75 × 11.25 × 0.01 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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This is a watercolor on handmade paper of Ayyanar in illustation style.

Ayyanar (also spelt Aiyyanar, Ayanar or Iyenar) (Tamil: ஐயனார்) is a Tamil village god, worshiped predominantly in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Tamil villages in Sri Lanka. He is primarily worshiped as a guardian deity who protects the rural villages. The temples of Aiyanar are usually flanked by gigantic and colorful statues of him and his companions riding horses or elephants.

An Aiyanar is usually represented either as a warrior on foot; or riding a white horse or elephant. He is also represented as seated between his two wives, carrying a sceptre or whip and wearing a meditation band, a cloth girdle circling the back and supporting the knees of a seated person, from the Sanskrit Yogapaţţa or Tamil Vāgupaţţai.

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Size of mounted painting after (Black mat 1.5") : 9.75"x11.25"
Overall size including mat : 10.25"x12.75"

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Materials used:

Indian handmade paper and Kokoyu Camlin watercolors