The painting portrays Batara Guru (in white with 4 arms) in the Balinese version of wayang kulit (shadow puppets). In the wayang kulit plays, the role of gods (batara, dewi, dewata) is very important. Goddess in local language is batar, dewati and the other synonym is hyang. They have their own kingdom where gods live. The supreme god is Batara Guru (teacher), he has full authority from Sang Hyang Wenang (power holder of all gods) to direct other gods to perform their duties, as well as to govern all kinds of life in the universe included life and fate of human beings. His other names are Sang Hyang Jagadnata (king of the universe) and Sang Hyang Girinata (king of mountains).