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Sukra-Rambha in the Darkened Heavens- Pahari painting in Basohli Kalam

Sukra-Rambha in the Darkened Heavens, folio from Sukra-Rambha series, an Indian painting in the Pahari style which is based on the Mahabharata (Indian epic) episode of Sukra Rambha Samvada.

This painting in Basohli kalam portrays Sukra (the guru of Asuras) and Rambha (the celestial maiden) in conversation in the Heavens during night time.

Pahari painting literally means paintings from the hills of India, especially the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a type of Indian painting. In places like Basohli, Nurpur, Chamba, Kangra, Guler, Mandi and Garhwal the paintings were mostly done in miniature forms. The style has undergone a lot of modification during its lifetime.