Shyamaro Kayakers Portrait Of Baba In Dwarkamai....
With the analogy the Dwarakamai pose, is interpreted. .Baba sits to the railing and His form is a triangle with the apex bilva leaf on it.It signifies "Mount Meru"the abode of Mother Parvathi..So He is the Mother calling children (us) to come and take refugee in Him. The kakad arathi says"Tu shanti ksmeca meru ho..Tu bharvarnavice taru guruvara"(You are the mountain Meru of peace and forgiveness. You are the bark ferries us across this mundane existence. .
His left hand rest on railing and all finger are visible. Each finger is a sort of Mudra could mean-
1)..The three Gunas-Rajo , Tama and Satva..
2).The three Shariras-Stoola, Shuksma and Karana..
3).The Indryias with Ashidvargas,
4)..The five Pranas-prana, apana, udana , samana and Vyana ..
5) The five koshas - the five sheaths are Annamaya kosha, Pranamaya Kosha, Manomaya kosha , vigyanamaya kosha and Anandmaya kosha..
The middle ring and iliitle finger on the left are turned in and represent manas , budhi and chitta.These are inside every jeev atma.While the index finger is out and pointing down, this could represent "Aham"(pride and ego).This could also represent "the compassionate mother saying, "Come with all faults, ,pride of earthly possessions and ego , My lap is always there to rock you My child. ".
The right leg is bent at knee so the child can lie there...The left keg is firmly planted on the ground representing firmness of resolves. ..Baba saying, "I am firm in My promise to accept you , ,and if you take one step , I will take ten steps towards to you.
The thumb which represents the Parabrahma is turned in pointing to Himself. ..It's the Sadguru or Parabrahma who can cleanse the jeev atma of all these impurities and undesirable traits.
This could be the repsentation of this beautiful Dwarakamai portrait at Shirdi...