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God of Wisdom by molee
God of Wisdom

This piece particularly took me a long time, because I was experiencing a bad art-block for the past 3 months. 
I am still planning on improving certain elements considering I am not 100% satisfied with this yet. 

anyways.. here's the description:

Vipratamahkavinam - the greatest sage among sages

Throughout the Vedas, Indra - the lord of gods, is praised as one foremost in wisdom and as the one highest sage.

In Rig Veda Mandala 10 Sukta 112, sloka 9 it says:

नि षु सीद गणपते गणेषु तवामाहुर्विप्रतमंकवीनाम | 
न रते तवत करियते किं चनारे महामर्कंमघवञ्चित्रमर्च ||

Lord of the hosts, sit down among us, they call thee the greatest sage among sages; without thee nothing is done in the distance; great, wondrous, Maghavan, is the hymn I sing thee.
(note: he is praised as Ganapathi - lord of hosts. )

He is again praised as the sage among sages in mandala 6, Sukta 32, sloka 3:

स वह्निभिर्र्क्वभिर्गोषु शश्वन मितज्ञुभिः पुरुक्र्त्वा जिगाय | 
पुरः पुरोहा सखिभिः सखीयन दर्ळ्हा रुरोज कविभिः कविः सन ||

Achiever of great deeds, with priests who kneel and laud him, he hath conquered in the frays for cattle,
And broken down the forts, the Fort-destroyer, a Friend with friends, a Sage among the sages.

In Mandala 6, Sukta 30, sloka 1, Sage Bharadvaja says:

Indra increased in might in display of valour; He the lord of all, the imperishable, bestows felicity to his worshipers. Indra surpasses both the worlds, a mere portion of him is equal to both heaven and earth.

In Mandala 7, Sukta 20, sloka 6, Sage Vasishta says:

He who devotes himself to the mighty Indra never falls to ruin, nor will he perish!;
The protector of sacred rites, the progeny of sacrifice, bestows prosperity on him who offers to Indra praises and prayers with sacrifice.

In Mandala 8 , Sukta 1, sloka 6, Sage Kanva says:

You are more precious Indra, than my own father, or than my unaffectionate brother; you oh giver of dwellings are equal to my mother, for you both bless me with prosperity.

In Satapatha Brahmana Kanda 6, Adhyaya 1, Brahmana 1 , it is written:

Verily, in the beginning there was here the non-existent . As to this they say, 'What was that non-existent?' The Rishis, assuredly,it is they that were the non-existent . As to this they say, 'Who were those Rishis?' The Rishis, doubtless, were the vital airs: inasmuch as before (the existence of) this universe, they, desiring it, wore themselves out (rish) with toil and austerity, therefore (they are called) Rishis.
This same vital air in the midst doubtless is Indra. He, by his power (indriya), kindled those vital airs from the midst; and inasmuch as he kindled (indh), he is the kindler (indha): the kindler indeed, him they call 'Indra' mystically , for the gods love the mystic. They (the vital airs), being kindled, created seven separate persons (purusha).

In the Tamil text Thirukural by Thirvalluvar, Indra is used as the paradigm for one who has conquered the five senses. 
Kural 25:

ஐந்தவித்தான் ஆற்றல் அகல்விசும்பு ளார்கோமான்
இந்திரனே சாலுங் கரி

Aindhaviththaan Aatral Akalvisumpu Laarkomaan
Indhirane Saalung Kari

and indirectly praised here:

பொறிவாயில் ஐந்தவித்தான் பொய்தீர் ஒழுக்க
நெறிநின்றார் நீடுவாழ் வார்

Porivaayil Aindhaviththaan Poidheer Ozhukka
Nerinindraar Neetuvaazh Vaar

Those shall long proposer who abide in the faultless way of Him who has destroyed the five desires of the senses

The "Him" here is clearly Lord Indra taking verse number 25 into consideration.

It is amazing to note that in whole of Thirukural, the only god ever mentioned is Indra.

as for Garuda on Indra's shoulder:

In the Vedas, Garuda is described as Indra's messenger, who brings to him the divine Soma.

Some of you folks might not be aware of the characters in this image, I would suggest that you can start from my earlier artworks where I've shared info on the gods.
but to put it shortly

Indra - the one sitting atop the mountain, is the king of gods, god of wisdom and felicity, god of war etc. basically he's multifaceted and he's akin to Zeus in Greek mythology but a lot nicer. The reason he's golden haired is because he represents the sun as well.
The seven men are the seven sages or the Saptarishis(sapta-seven, rishi-sage), they are godly men of wisdom who are revered even today, and many trace their lineage back to some of these sages.  Starting from right the seven sages here are : Gautama, Bharadwaja, Agastya, Vishwamitra, Atri, Vasishta, Jamadagni
Also the asterism "big dipper" is said to represent the seven sages.  

Thor Odinson by molee
Thor Odinson
Thor, son of Odin, protector of mankind. 

this is not scripturally accurate btw. gonna make a new one after better research.
Skambha - The Cosmic Pillar by molee
Skambha - The Cosmic Pillar

Indra as the cosmic pillar.

On Skambha Fervour rests, the worlds and Holy Law repose on
Skambha, I clearly know that all of thee is set within Indra!
On Indra Fervour rests, on him the worlds and Holy Law
Indra, I clearly know as all established in Skambha.
Be reverence paid to him, that highest Brahma, whose base is
Earth, his belly Air, who made the sky to be his head.
Homage to highest Brahma, him whose eye is Surya and the
Moon who groweth young and new again, him who made
Agni for his mouth.
Homage to highest Brahma, him whose two life-breaths were
the Wind,
The Angirasas his sight: who made the regions be his means of
Skambha set fast these two, the earth and heaven, Skambha
maintained the ample air between them.
Skambha established the six spacious regions: this whole world
Skambha entered and pervaded.
Homage to highest Brahma, him who, sprung from Fervour and
from toil,
Filled all the worlds completely, who made Soma for himself

- Atharva Veda 10.7

Skambha is the cosmic pillar of the universe. It is the predecessor for the present Shiva-Linga concept. Skambha is described as the basic foundation of the entire cosmos in the Vedic scriptures.
And Skambha, we can clearly see is explicitly identified with the almighty god of gods, Indra.
It is no surprise, considering Indra is identified again and again throughout the Vedas with the incomprehensible Brahman.

Thy Kingdom Come by molee
Thy Kingdom Come
"Who made thy mother a widow? Who has sought to slay the sleeping and the waking?
What god has been more gracious than you since you slew the father having seized him by his foot?!"

- Rig Veda, 4.18.12
Speaks the goddess Prithvi to her mighty son Indra(also known as son of heaven(Dyaus) and earth(Prithvi))

It is amazing to see how similar it is that Indra slew his father Dyaus(sky) who sought to slay him when a baby, like how the mighty Zeus(who's named after Dyaus/sky) overthrew Kronos(time) who sought to devour him.

But here the story symbolizes how Indra separates the once united Heaven and Earth, conquering the former and becomes the protector of the latter.

Which in turn is symbolic of how the Sun as the giver of life and rain(Indra as in this case) gives refuge to the earth(Prithvi) and conquers the sky(Dyaus).

Indra conquering Dyaus is also similar to Kronos(time) conquering  Ouranous(sky).

All in all ,this story surely will remind anyone familiar with Greek Mythology of how the Olymplians once overthrew the Titans.

The god of fire, Agni, says in  Rig Veda 10.124.3 and Rig Veda 10.124.4 :

"I behold the guest of another lineage, have founded many a rule of Law and Order.
I bid farewell to the Asura Father and, for neglect, obtain my share of worship."

"I have spent many years in this altar: I leave the Father for I prefer Indra.
Away pass Agni, Soma, Varuna for rule ever changes, this I come to favour."

The second passage reminds me of the tale of how after Zeus overthrows his father Kronos,
His brother Poseidon and Hades are released, who would have been the natural heir for they were born before Zeus, but Zeus is the king for he saves them.

But what is astonishing is that thought the story of Zeus is very similar to Indra, his name comes instead from Indra's father, Dyaus(heaven).
And the name of the Roman equal of Zeus: Jupiter, has come from Jove-Pater, which in turn is a parallel to Dyaus-Pita. What is more astonishing is that Jupiter is alternatively called Dies-Piter which is very similar to Dyaus-Pita.
In Latin , the word used for god or deity is Deus, which is again a parallel to the Vedic Dyaus.

The overthrowing of Dyaus in this case, may be an allusion to the worship of Dyaus coming to and end and the commencement of Indra's worship. Unfortunately there is not much in our scriptures about Dyaus other than his role as the Sky-Father who gets overthrown by Indra.


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Mega-Apple Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2016
Love your Indian God reimagined artwork, as well as your art one other media like video-games(which I'm heavily into).

Love and praise from a fellow Indian. 

PS : You're deep into Street Fighter, aren't you? :D
PPS : You have sakimichan in your friends list?! Holy smokes!
TheRajGuru Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Hey there,

Great piece of work there! If we can make a video game/ play station, it would reach to different levels of people. I love playing Gods of War and this is pretty high level of composition and I felt the same there in your art. Please reach through like that and you are having a good future. 

All the best!

Ankredible Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional
Found you via a facebook page who shared your art 
very inspirational and amazing 
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the watch!
molee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
don't thank me, your works are awesome!! :aww:
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Can you send us your contact details. Am based in New York and am interested in your work

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devianttwins14 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Hey man, just wondered if you were ever going to make a pic of Sesha? :)
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Superb works! :squee:
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Happy !
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