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Shitala is the Goddess of sores, ghouls, pustules and diseases.
Shitala is accompanied by Jvarasura, the fever demon, Oladevi, the cholera goddess, Ghentu-debata, the god of skin diseases, Raktabati, the goddess of blood infections and the sixty-four epidemics. Shitala is represented as a young maiden crowned with a winnowing-fan, riding an ass, holding a short broom (either to spread or dust off germs) and a pot full of pulses (the viruses) or cold water (a healing tool). Among low-caste Hindus and tribal communities, she is represented with slab-stones or carved heads. Sometimes, she is said to be carrying a bunch of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves, a medicinal herb used throughout India since ancient times that is believed by some to be an effective remedy to most skin diseases to this day.Shitala is form of goddess Katyayani (Adi Shakti). She gives coolness to the patients of fever. According to Devi Mahatyam when a demon named Jvarasura gave bacteria of fever to all the children, goddess Katyayani took herself in the form of Shitala to purify children`s blood and to destroy the bacteria of fever in blood. In Sanskrit 'Jwar' means "fever" and 'Shital' means "coolness". Shitala is also sometimes depicted with a shady woman called Raktavati (Possessor of Blood). She is often worshiped with Oladevi, another disease goddess.
Shitala literally means "one who cools" in Sanskrit. Shitala is worshipped under different names in various parts of the subcontinent. Shitala is more often called Ma (‘mother’) and is worshipped by Hindus, Buddhists and tribal communities. She is mentioned in Tantric and Puranic literature and her later appearance in vernacular texts (such as the Bengali 17th century Shitala-mangal-kabyas, ‘auspicious poetry’) has contributed to strengthen her status.Shitala is primarily popular among the people of North India. In some traditions she is identified with an aspect of Parvati, the consort of Shiva. Shitala is addressed as Mother, as a seasonal goddess (Vasant, i.e. Spring) and with honorific titles such as Thakurani, Jagrani (Queen of the World), Karunamayi (She who is full of mercy), Mangala (The Auspicious One), Bhagavati (The Goddess), Dayamayi (She who is Full of Grace and Kindness). The role of Shitala in South India is taken by the Goddess Mariamman, who is worshipped by the Dravidian-speaking people.

She holds fan to collect the dust. Broom she uses for cleaning dust and germs. Kalash- a pot is a symbol of purification and bowl is used for disposal of dust

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Critique by Infernus122 Infernus122/critique/1216951245">Apr 8, 2015, 11:04:48 AM
I love this art, i love the spiritual power that show, the beauty of a human male mixed with a goddes. The colors are simple but they look so complex. The eyes they tell to me that he have asoul like your soul, you put a great effort to make this drawing really yours. While the smile it make me think that she's in peace with herself and with the nasty world. Right now she's on the center of the universe, not caring what happen in the rest of the universe, because it's in peace with her self. I really love this drawing.
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome!
LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thank you for sharing.
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Piękne barwy :) Genialnie ci wyszedł :)
hello-heydi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dzieki ;)
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