Lord Ayyappan, a popular hindu diety is beleived to be born out of the union between Lord Shiva and the mythical enchantress Mohini, an avantar of Lord Vishnu. He is generally depicted in a yogic posture. The most prominent and famous Ayyappan shrine is the one at Sabarimala, in the hills of Pathanamthitta in Kerala. Tanjore painting is a classical South Indian painting style, originated from the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. Tanjore paintings are characterised by rich, flat and vivid colors, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and or pieces of precious, semi-precious gems. This elegant looking painting of Lord Ayyappa is a must have for every sabarimala pilgrim.