Handcrafted 15" x 12" Durga Face Tanjore Painting. Durga is a major deity in Hinduism. She is worshipped as a principal aspect of the mother goddess Devi and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. She is associated with protection, strength, motherhood, destruction and wars. Thanjavur paintings are characterized by rich and vivid colors, simple iconic composition, glittering 22 carat gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or very rarely precious and semi-precious gems.