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I have been dreaming of painting 1400 Devi Lalita paintings based on Lalita Sahasranama, Trishati and Soundaryalahari, since 15 years. With the blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Swamiji of Kailash Ashram, Bangalore, and inspired by paintings of Siddhalinga Swamiji (scholar, sculptor and artist whose paintings and sculptures are displayed at Mysore palace) and Sri G. L. N. Simha (artist from Kalale, Mysore) I have made a sankalpam of painting 1400 paintings of Devi Lalita, as per the meaning of each name of Lalita Sahasranama (1000), Trishati (300) and Soundaryalahari (100). These paintings will not be made for commercial purpose. I am very much thankful to "Sri Jnanakshi Lalita Pratisthana (R)" as it has commissioned me for painting these 1400 paintings and trying much to support me.

To paint these 1400 Lalita paintings it needs full life time dedication to complete these paintings. It will not be possible for me to do these paintings along with my regular commercial painting works. I wish to dedicate my full time for these Devi paintings. For this great dream project, sponsors are needed. One can sponsor one or more paintings. The painting will not be given to the sponsor or either sold to anybody. These collection of 1400 Devi Lalita paintings will be permanently displayed at the proposed Lalita Kshetra (temple) to be built by Sri Jnanakshi Lalita Pratisthana at Hubli.

The paintings will be painted in traditional style and I will try my best to portray Devi as per the meanings of Lalita Sahasranama, not only the superficial meaning but even the deeper spiritual meaning, through the help of various Sri Vidya Sadhakas, Swamijis, Sanskrit scholars and devotees. It is not just a work of art, but a sadhana (worship). Devotees will be able to see and enjoy yhe beautiful paintings of Devi along with meanings. The paintings will be great visual feast for the eyes of Sri Lalita sadhakas and devotees. I hope, with the blessings of Devi these paintings will turn even an atheist to a pure devotee of Divine Mother Lalita Tripurasundari.

People interested can help me achieve these aims by participating in the following ways.

  • by participating in Sai Chitra Yajna
  • by sponsoring Rangoli at the place of their choice
  • by purchasing Sri Jnanakshi Kumkum
  • by directly sponsoring one or more paintings of Devi Lalita through Sri Jnanakshi Lalita Pratisthana