Navaratri series Day 4: Kaumāri
” Kaumāri aval mayil vāhanathil…” -Janani Jagath Karani, Dance Drama by SDN
Kaumāri is the Shakti of Lord Karthikeya (Muruga) or Kumara. Also known as Kumari, Kartikeyani and Ambika, She mounts the beautiful peacock and is sometimes depicted six-headed like Kartikeya. She is usually portrayed with four hands holding a Vel (spear), axe, a Shakti (power) or Tanka (silver coins) and bow. Dressed in a red garment, Goddess Kaumāri destroys bad temper in a devotee who worships Her.
P.S: Kaumāri Devi’s skin colour is not mentioned specifically, so I painted Her in light green because She can also be considered a form of Valli, who is usually portrayed having a light green colour, in most paintings.
Done using Camlin Acrylic paint on Watercolour Sheet (modelled on a Bharathanatyam dance pose).
Kaumari Devi Painting Process Video :
Navaratri Series Day 4: Matrika Devi Kaumāri Painting