Devi, ArtCan by Adarsh

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Dimensions : H:3 feet, W 3 feet I H: 36 inches W: 36 inches

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Devi stands as calm as stillwater. She notices strange fluid and distortion while performing the last step of the SBE. A petrifying omen, she finds herself on a long road of war and recovery. The stillness in her composure prepares her for what’s coming next, and her sombre eyes gather courage to prepare for battle.

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Ninja on a quest 

Devi, the human machine. 

The proud domestic help of six homes. 

She slips in and out of houses, 

Like a ninja on a quest. 

Her hands move like blades, 

Cutting vegetables into heaps. 

She glides through houses, 

dusting, sweeping and mopping. 

“My son should study, Akka,” she says, 

As I watch her wash vessels in haste. 

She doesn’t want her son to suffer, 

Or end up a porter like his father. 

She works six houses, day after day after day. 

She hasn’t taken a leave in the past five years. 

And then, one day, she calls in sick. 

“Akka, something’s wrong with my breast, 

Blood is oozing out of the nipples,” she says. 

I look up what it means, 

“Sign of breast cancer,” the net says. 

I almost cry as I tell her the news. 

“It’s ok, Akka. Life has never been kind,” 

“I’ve seen things worse than this.” Devi shrugs. 

I look at her determined face, and I know, 

Without much ado, she’ll conquer this too. 

It has been twelve years since. 

Devi hasn’t just survived but thrived. 

Her son has finished college and got a job. 

He got married and bought a house too. 

Still, Devi comes in for work every day. 

“You saved my life, Akka,” Devi often says, 

“No. Your courage saved you,” I reply. 

A proud smile sprouts on her face. 

She gets back to cutting vegetables, 

Just like a Ninja on a quest. 


"Step 8 – Look for nipple distortion, retraction, and fluid discharge."

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Adarsh's artistic odyssey commenced as he delved into the captivating world of Kerala Mural painting under Guruvayur's guidance from 2003 to 2008. Transforming into an art conservation champion, he ardently collaborated with governmental entities and UNESCO to safeguard Kerala's exquisite mural heritage, ensuring its legacy endures. Spanning the golden era of the 15th to 19th centuries, these murals, characterized by their distinctive techniques and aesthetic allure, embody a fusion of natural beauty, elegance, and profound devotion—a testament to Adarsh's dedication in preserving the cultural tapestry of Kerala through his artistic endeavors.

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Kerala Mural

The earliest of Kerala murals adorn the walls of the Thirunandhikara Cave Temple in present day Tamil Nadu. Most of the noted mural works of Kerala were done between the 15th and 19th centuries and some even dating back to the 8th century. The murals of Kerala evolved through the significant influences of ancient Dravidian rituals like Kalamezhuthu and Patayani. The oldest of the murals found in Kerala are those in the Thirunandikkara Cave temple now a part of Kanyakumari district in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu. The largest mural panel in Kerala called the Gajendra Moksha is at the Krishnapuram Palace near Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district. Extensive murals depicting scenes from the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Bhagavatha are preserved at the Mattancherry Palace in Ernakulam district. The murals of the Shiva Temple at Ettumanoor provide insights into the earliest forms of Dravidian mural art.  Traditional murals used panchavarana (Sanskrit: five colours) exclusively i.e. red, yellow, green, black and white,[white being the colour of the wall itself. Colours are prepared from vegetable and mineral pigments. Red is derived from red laterite, yellow is derived from yellow laterite, white from lime, and black from oil-lamp soot. Leaves of Neelamari plant are squeezed and the extract is used after drying up to be mixed with Eravikkara for obtaining the green pigment. Wooden utensils are used for mixing the colours and the binding medium used is derived from tender coconut water and extracts from the Neem tree  The characters in the murals are coloured according to their characteristics as illustrated in the relevant Hindu mythological scriptures. Spiritual, divine and dharmic characters (satwika) are depicted in shades of green. Those influenced towards power & materialistic wealth (rajasic) are painted in shades of red to golden yellow. Evil, wicked and mean characters (tamasic) are generally painted in white or black.

Product Details

Devi, ArtCan by Adarsh
Art Style
Kerala Mural
(H) X (W)
Red, Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue
Country of Origin
, India
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