7 Ravi Varma Paintings to Celebrate your Parents’ Wedding Anniversary

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Why would you buy paintings for your parents’ wedding anniversary?

Is it because you couldn’t find any other gift to buy?  Or is it that you want your gift to be a symbol of love, care and affection?

Well, if it is the latter, then you have made a right choice.  Paintings are famous for being the representation of love, care and affection. The only thing is that you just have to pick the correct paintings.

And when it comes to representing love, affection and care on a piece of canvas, is there anyone better than Raja Ravi Varma?

So here it is, a list of 7 beautiful and romantic Raja Ravi Varma paintings you can buy for your parents’ wedding anniversary.

1. Arjuna and Subhadra

Arjuna and Subhadra - Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Arjuna and Subhadra – Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

India is yet to see a better visual artist than Raja Ravi Varma. This is a famous painting by the man himself and the characters in the painting are Arjuna and Subhadra. The love of Arjuna made him to run away with Subhadra, sister of Krishna and Balram. He even had to fight an intense battle with a warrior named Vipudhu on the way.

This painting is sure to bring smile on your parent’s face. And the painting of the great Raja Ravi Varma hanging on the walls of your home will itself make a statement.

2. Radha and Madhav

Radha and Madhav Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Radha and Madhav
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

This is yet another work from the great Raja Ravi Varma. You can see why he is regarded with utmost respect. This painting of Lord Krishna or Madhav and Radha on the banks of river Kalindi immensely projects beauty and love. The Radha Madhav story, the story of God himself falling in love, is one of the most beautiful love stories that you will ever come across in any Indian epic.

The innocent love and the divine presence in this painting make it a great gift for your parents.

3. Nala leaving Damayanti

Nala leaving Damayanti Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Nala leaving Damayanti
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma always had a great interest in love and stories related to love. The famous painting al Nala and Damayanti here is an instance for the same.

The epic of Mahabharata tells us the story of Nala Damayanti. Nala, king of a small country, was selected as the messenger of Gods who were going to attend the Swayamwara of Damayanti, the most beautiful woman in the world. When Damayanti saw Nala, she wanted to marry him and not anyone else. On the day of Swayamwara, each God appeared as Nala and made things difficult for Damayanti. But the power of prayer helped Damayanti. She prayed to every God for help and the Gods finally turned themselves back to their original form, letting Damayanti marry Nala. This beautiful love story has many twists, but finally the two had a wonderful life together.

The story behind this painting along with the touch of great Raja Ravi Varma makes this painting a gift that your parents will treasure forever.

4. Introducing Radha to Krishna

Introducing Radha to Krishna Raja Ravi Varma

Introducing Radha to Krishna
Raja Ravi Varma

If you are planning to gift your parents a painting with theme of love, then there may not be a better one than one of the Radha Krishna paintings from Raja Ravi Varma, like the one here. In this painting, Radha is being introduced to Krishna, on the banks of river Kalindi. The love of Krishna for Radha is the one thing that lightens up the whole picture and the genius of Raja Ravi Varma is again at work.

5.Shakuntala & Dushyant

Shakuntala & Dushyant Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Shakuntala & Dushyant
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Yet another beautiful story of love turned into a masterpiece art painting by Raja Ravi Varma. This painting shows everything from love to the hardships they had to face on their way of uniting in love. It didn’t take much time for Dushyat to realize his love towards Shakuntala.

It is not just the beauty that makes this painting a perfect gift for your parents,  it is also the amazing love story that it holds behind the canvas.

6. Romancing Couple

Stolen Interview Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Romancing Couple
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

The way Raja Ravi Varma portray love on a canvas is beyond any words. The love can be read from their eyes and the way she runs her hand on the flower. The man seems to be completely lost in her beauty and is planning to admire her beauty for sometime.

You can present your parents with this Ravi Varma classic on their wedding anniversary to fill the air with nothing but love and love alone.

7. Kiratas

Kiratas Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

This one painting from Raja Ravi Varma represents the great love of Parvathi towards Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva takes the form of a hunter to approach Arjuna, Parvathi follows him as his wife. When Lord Shiva finds himself injured by an arrow of Arjuna, Parvathi lends a helping hand by turning all the following arrows into flowers.

Raja Ravi Varma has stunningly rendered the love and affection of Devi Parvathi towards Lord Shiva onto the canvas without even a minor glitch.

Raja Ravi Varma was once described as a painter who turns Gods into humans through his canvas. These paintings are sure to bring smile to your parent’s faces and fill their heart with love.

Which Ravi Varma painting is your favorite? What is the one thing you find exceptional in his paintings? Do you own any other romantic Ravi Varma paintings?  Share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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