The debate about whether man created God or God created man has raged for long,
though TN's ministers have done their bit to clear this up by constantly prostrating
before Jayalalitha. But here's a woman who does a far more respectable job of
There is a painting exhibition by Sarla Chandra titled 'Shiva's Abode' at also, which will depict Hindu mythology and the pantheon (temple of all gods) in contemporary styles. Sarla's paintings are influenced by religion and mythology. The current exhibition includes her work on various forms of Ganesha, Hanuman, Ganga and Lakshmi. The gods are painted against natural backdrops with a predominance of blue and green - the colors of nature - and water and trees.
Sarla took up painting in the late sixties. Nature and the reverence shown to
gods always intrigued her. This self-taught artist's creativity is visible on
the canvas. Her paintings show Lord Ganesha in his zoomorphic form (large ears
and a slightly slanting body), Ganga depicted in her natural glory with the loose
locks portraying waves and Shiva as ardhanareeshvara in a modern format
or portrayed against darkness. The exhibition is on for 15 days, and entry is
Please contact Sarala at 341-2047 for further details.