Tag Archive: Subramanyam

Peacock as Ride (Vahana)

Here’s Murugan (a/k/a Subramanyam or Kartikeya) with a fantastic peacock ride (vahana) in one of the magical pieces of fabric on exhibit at the Textile Museum. I wish the evident influence of colonialism and global capitalism that influenced what textiles… (READ MORE)


Some Idiosyncratic, Feminist Musings About Ayyappa

Ayyappa is the half-brother of Ganesha and Subramanyam. Ganesha and Subramanyam’s mother is Siva’s wife Parvati.  Ayyappa’s mother is Siva’s brother Vishnu while he was the woman Mohini.  Even in the glossed over versions that don’t get into what a… (READ MORE)