Divya Varna painting expo begins

Divya Varna painting expo begins

Medical Education and District In-Charge Minister S A Ramdas seems to be admiring a painting of Satya Sai Baba by artist K Lokesh, in Mysore on Sunday. Hosamutt Seer Sri Chidananda, Seer Sri Bhashyam, industrialist Jagannath Shenoy and others are also seen. DH PHOTO

A three-day exhibition of paintings by artist K Lokesh began at Saraswathi Prasada hall of Sri Manmaharaja Sanskrit college here on Sunday. The art works exhibited in the expo are a blend of art, numerology, astrology and astronomy - creating an unique dimension in the world of art.

The exhibition, Divya Varna - Numerology and Divine Colours showcases different colours, shapes and numbers associated with the nine planets.

A specific colour and form is associated with each of the depictions of nine planets. Along with the solar system and nine planets are represented on colour, the artist has also worked on Lord Hanuman, who he says is the biggest devotee on earth, Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi and the Gangavatharana of Lord Shiva.

S A Ramdas, Minister for Medical Education and District In-charge S A Ramdas inaugurated the exhibition.

In his address, the Minister appreciated the works of Lokesh and said the artist can go for a scientific description on of each of his works on nine planets.

The planets would bear influence on the all living things on earth. There are good and bad influence on health too. He asked Lokesh to provide a few positive colour combinations which can work for the public health in hospitals.

On the occasion, Bhashyam, Principal of Sri Manmaharaja Sanskrit college said there was need for more publicity for numerology associated with the planets.

“India has been in the forefront in contribution to numerology and mathematics. The Indian numerology has a rich legacy along with the astrology. There was need for popularising the numerology and astrology,” he said.

Chidananda, seer of Hosamath, artist Kamalesh, Industrialist Jannath Shenoy, S K Lakshminarayana, art critic S R Krishnamurthy, Ravindra Joshi and others were present.

The exhibition is organised by Kuthoohala, a city-based forum for the promotion of art and culture.

The expo will be open till May 31 between 10.30 am and 8.30 pm.