Insanity in individuals is something rare-but in groups,parties,nations and epochs it is the rule
Lal Ded-Beyond mundane rituals
hacivi haa'rinji pyatsuv kaan gom abahak chaan pyom yath raazdhaana alanjz bhag bazaras kuluph rous vaan gom tirith rous paan goam kus maali zaana A wooden bow and rush grass for an arrow: A carpenter unskilled and a palace to build: A shop unlocked in a busy bazaar: A body uncleansed by waters holy- Oh dear ! who knows what hath befallen me ?
Three-faced Siva. This large and magnificent sculpture, which shows three aspects of Siva and displays the typical Kashmiri style, is one of the finest depictions of the deity in the subcontinent
Acharya Abhinavgupt on the banks of Dal Lake,in the background one can see the hills of Sharika and Shankaracharya,Circa 11th century
The Sun Temple at Martand. Like the Sun Temple at Konark, the Martand temple was one of the greatest Indian temple structures. Kashmir had some of the most important temples in the early period in India.
The Siva temple at Pandarethan, Srinagar, circa eighth to ninth century.
Parihaspura, In the eight century, it was one of the greatest Hindu and Buddhist religious centres in Kashmir, The remains of magnificent stupas and temples testify to the glory of Parihaspura
Mural from Alchi monastery, 11th century. Exquisite paintings like this one were made by Kashmiri artists in 108 monasteries across the Himalayas. They form a vivid visual record of the culture and lifestyle of Kashmir in that period. These paintings present the architecture, textiles, temples, forms of worship, and dancers and musicians.
Images of Vishnu from Devasar
Nund Ryosh awaits his spiritual guru Laleshwari,and sings to the omnipotent glory of Shiva