"It is possible that this painting depicts the Hindu planetary deity Ketu, the personification of comets. Although the iconography does not follow typical representations of the deity (where he has a serpentine body), the two inscriptions identify the figure as this deity. The pencil inscription, ‘the dragons tail’ may refer to description of Ketu within the Ta’rik al-hind, c.1030, where the deity is described as the ‘tail of a dragon’" Company School, Patna, 19th century
Siva Subrahmanya asked to do penance. Album 185 illustrations of Shiva History. Karaikal (Tanjore), between 1727 and 1758. Siva Subrahmanya summons his son to go kill the giant Shurapadma after a penance of twelve years in a flower Tamare his paradise.