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Rambha and the Swan- Pahari painting in Basohli Kalam

Rambha and the Swan, an Indian painting from the Pahari School in Basohli kalam which is based on the Mahabharata- Indian epic episode of Sukra Rambha Samvada.

This painting portrays Sukra (the guru of Asuras) seated under a tree while Rambha (the celestial maiden) just comes out of the river with a swan standing nearby.

Pahari painting, a type of Indian painting, literally means paintings from the hills of India, especially the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. 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.