Rituals Series





  • Prātakāla means Morning in Sanskrit. 


    This painting is a tribute to the South Indian geometric ritual mandala art called Kōlam.


    Our mornings begin with a purpose and a desire to fulfill our thoughts through our actions. 


    In Tamil Nadu, India, making a mandala before dawn on the threshold is viewed as a sacred offering to welcome the divine into the household. Typically, rituals are performed in the morning in front of the domestic shrines and temples and involve drawing the Kōlam with rice paste or rice flour, lighting an oil lamp, offering flowers and fruits or small treats. A mandala is a sign of beauty, auspiciousness, and happiness. 


    The following verse is a passage from the holy scripture, Upanishads.


    You are what your deep, driving desire is.

    As your desire is, so is your will.

    As your will is, so is your deed.

    As your deed is, so is your destiny.

    - The Upanishads (Brihadaranyaka IV. 4.5)



    Acrylic & Pebeo Cerne Relief Outliner

    on cradled hardboard


    Image Size

    24" H X 24" W X 2" D


    The artwork is original and signed.  The painting is varnished for protection, wired, and ready to hang. The sides are painted gold. No framing is required.