Part III of the Vishnudharmottara gives an account of the various branches, methods and ideals of Indian painting. It deals not only with its religious aspect but also, and to a far greater extent, with its secular employment. It "proclaims the joy that colours and forms and the representation of things seen and imagined produce".
Stella Kramrisch says that while the Vishnu Purana cannot be earlier than the 2nd half of the 4th century AD, the chapters of the Vishnudharmottara that deal with painting must have been compiled in the 7th century AD.
A review of the use of mercury in historic and current ritualistic and spiritual practices.(Environmental Medicine)
Dec 01, 2011; Abstract Mercury (Hg) occurs naturally in the environment and has been used in numerous medicinal, commercial, and industrial...