Shiva Enchanted by Mohini-Murti

When Lord Shiva got to see the form of Mohini-murti that Lord Vishnu had assumed to trick the demons, he was immediately enchanted by her beauty. He was so infatuated with her that he began to chase her, even in the presence of his wife, Parvati. Finally, after catching up with her, Vishnu appeared, and asked Shiva about his experience. Lord Shiva was not at all embarrassed by his actions. He was actually very happy and told Lord Vishnu, 'This is my pride; that the whole world knows that I am subordinate to you! The fact that you personally bewildered me shows the world that I am always subordinate to you.'Painted in 1983.