"Winds Of Change" – Painting

Posted by NikH

shiva painting hindu art

Winds of change is a painting of the Hindu Deity, Shiva. Shiva is the god of change. Change is a necessity. In some religions as with Hinduism, change is recognized. Notable would be Taoism.

This is inspired by the Hinduism Deity Shiva. He is otherwise known as the ‘destroyer’ , often depicted meditating with a cobra around his body. Philosophers (and I agree with them) consider him more of a god of change…because he destroys only to rebuild.

This a painting of meditation. The gold leaves floating in motion. The deity is in a zone. He is with his symbols, a snake and jewellery.

Acrylics On Canvas
Nik Helbig Painting 2007
80 x 120 cm

Shiva Hindu Painting



The Five Mantras for Shiva:

Five is a sacred number for Shiva. One of his most important mantras has five syllables (namaḥ śivāya).

Shiva’s body is said to consist of five mantras, called the pañcabrahmans. As forms of God, each of these have their own names and distinct iconography:

These are represented as the five faces of Shiva and are associated in various texts with the five elements, the five senses, the five organs of perception, and the five organs of action. Doctrinal differences and, possibly, errors in transmission, have resulted in some differences between texts in details of how these five forms are linked with various attributes. Read More about Shiva in Wikipedia.