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Odisha Pattachitra: The Cultural Memorabilia of Rhythmic Lines

The Odisha Pattachitra is the live chronicle of the history of Odisha. One of the oldest art forms to have survived over thousand years, these cloth-based scroll paintings are significant as cultural memorabilia to the millions of pilgrims who come to the Jagannath Temple of Puri from all over India.

Tanjore Painting: The Indian Treasure of Spiritual Creativity

Reflecting the religious traditions and spiritual creativity of Indian art forms, Tanjore painting is a unique visual amalgamation of art and craft and is considered as one of the most popular forms of classical South Indian painting.


Let's Start Art: April
"Did you notice, I'm in class 3rd now, and that means I'll get to attend the art classes", said Golu from Government Primary School, Nagwa, when we started the art sessions.  The new academic session started with the first week of April, so did our art sessions. In the first set of workshops, we asked the students to draw what they know about their city- Varanasi.

Sohrai: The Traditional Harvest art of Jharkhand

Sohrai: the Harvest Art
The Sohrai art painted on the mud wall is a matriarchal tradition handed down from mother to daughter. Usually either monochromatic or colorful, these paintings are done totally by using natural pigments mixed in the mud. The people coat the wall with a layer of white mud, and while the white layer is still wet, they draw with their fingertips or with broken pieces of combs or with chewed saal wood tooth-sticks (datwan). The Sohrai art celebrates fertility in the harvest where the walls are painted with animal motifs.

Indian Art Series: The Great Goddess Battles the Demons

The story is told at great length in the Devi Mahatmya - literally, 'Glory of the Great Goddess', also referred as Durga Saptashati - a text embedded inside 'Markandeya Purana'. The folio of is from a dispersed manuscript of the Devi Mahatmya.