Sri Vadiraja Tirtharu (c. 1480-1600)
Size: 9.5 x 14.2 in (24.1 x 36.1 cm)
Date of printing: 1890s
Mystic poet and philosopher, Sri Vadiraja Tirtharu was a Dvaita philosopher and mystic poet. His favourite deity was Hayagriva (horse neck), an avatar of Vishnu with a human body and a horse’s head. At the left of the image, according to the tradition, the poet offers a plate full of Naivedya (jaggery, almonds, ghee and cooked Bengal gram) to a white horse.