As promised we bring a few full sized samples of our newly digitized Rajam Art Collection. Born in 1919 in a musical family, S.Rajam was as brilliant a musician as he was an artist. He is held in very high esteem by those who know Carnatic music. His love for watercolor painting started when he was just a boy, and inventing his own style, has gone on to produce thousands of beautifully inspiring works of art.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness