A composite painting of Shaiva-Vaishnava significance. Lord Rama and His brother Laxmana traverse through the wilderness of Dandaka, dressed in rudimentary clothing, their trishoolas (tridents) in their hands.
The first impression gleaned from a cursory glance at the Nataraja is one of dynamic energy. In stark contrast to the Mahayogin image of Shiva wherein His divine energies are seemingly drawn inward, Nataraja exudes His force in all eight directions.
The pattachitra of Orissa is a folk-art variety of Indian miniature paintings. While ‘chitra’ is the vernacular word for ‘image’, ‘patta’ is the word for an especial type of canvas that characterises these works.
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Endowed with child-like innocence, mischief in eyes and carefree disposition, the cool, soft and benign elephant-headed Ganesha is invoked primarily for removing obstacles and assuring a hassle-free start to any enterprise.
The beauty of Devi Parvati is supreme. She is wife to the Lord of destruction, the great Lord Shiva. With Him She resides in Kailash Mansarovar, Her skin the same colour as the pristine snows that cover Her home.
This socio-religious folk dance marks its origins from Gujarat and is majorly performed during Navaratri festival with the only condition of being done in a pair of two or a group of even number of people.