In Sanskrit, Jagannatha translates to "He who is the shelter of the moving World." Immortalized as the protector and lord of the living world, Jagannatha is the divine Lord of the world and everything in it. Known to work in tandem with his brother Balabhadra and his sister Subhadra, Jagannatha is the embodiment of protection and care for all living beings, and the master of the Universe and all beings within. Created over a piece of cloth or a dried palm leaf, the Pattachitra art form dates back to 5 BC and is a hallmark of Raghurajpur, a heritage crafts village in the Puri district of Odisha. A unique addition to your home, this beautiful work of art makes a perfect addition to your living room or den.
Suggested Placement: In the living room or in the prayer room
Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made e.g. handcrafted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your needs
|Dimension||11" x 9" inches|
This painting in its grandeur depicts the life of Mahaveer Jain, the twenty fourth Tirthankara of the Jain traidition. Though Mahaveer was born in a royal family but had left all worldly possession to be a monk at the age of 30. Tirthankaras are the ones who were born as human beings but have attained enlightenment through sacrifice, meditation and self realization. Mahaveer Jain's pursuit of the ultimate truth, knowledge and bliss had continued for 12 long years and his ultimate realization is known as the Keval-Jnana.
Pattachitra painters, who make paintings over a piece of cloth known as Patta or a dried palm leaf, specialize in this unique art-form since generations. Raghurajpur a heritage crafts village in Puri district, Odisha is famous for this ancient craft work which at least date back to 5 BC. A mixture of chalk and gum is used in unique proportion to create this beautiful piece.
"Radha-Krishna" is a theme well celebrated in Hindu culture and depicts the love between Radha and Lord Krishna. But this love is not just between two people but is instead a depiction of the ultimate love between a being and its creator. Lord Krishna playing the role of a creator and Radha represents all the mortal beings in the world created by him. Their pair symbolizes the purest and ultimate form of love and hence makes a mark in many scriptures, poems and even art forms. This Kerala Mural depicts a moment from their time together along with some of the gopis. Krishna's time in Vrindavan is marked by his connection to divinity, as we see from his radiant face in the painting. Those looking to experience the bliss of this painting choose to place it along a prominent facade or on a large, well-lit wall.
Radha and Krishana even after being separated is considered to have remained united in soul, spirit and in the consciousness of millions of followers. The love of Radha and Krishna is the blissful form of divine regality, an ocean of unlimited divine bliss. Krishna is referred as the Poornatam purushottam brahma or the supreme personality of the god. Thus all the forms of god reside within Krishna, where all the forms are absolute and divinely one. This Pattachitra painting in all its magnificence potrays the divine bonding of Radha and Krishna in Gokul.
Pattachitra painters, who make paintings over a piece of cloth known as Patta or a dried palm leaf, specialize in this unique art-form since generations. Raghurajpur a heritage crafts village in Puri district, Odisha is famous for this ancient craft-works which at least date back to 5 BC. A mixture of chalk and gum is used in unique proportion to create this beautiful piece.