Lord Shiva Taking his Bride Parvati Home with His Baraat
Framed in a rectangular border of white and pink flowers arranged symmetrically, this Patachitra depicts the marriage procession of Lord Shiva and Parvati; seated on Shiva’s vehicle, the sacred Nandi, Shiva feels ecstatic on taking home her beautiful wife Parvati with all the Ganas celebrating their happiness.
If you zoom in you will see this royal baraat being attended by major deities like Lord Vishnu, Hanuman, Narada and other supreme beings, highlighting sovereignty of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati; Garbed in colorful attires that complement their natural beauty, Shiva and Parvati hold their iconic implements- Trishula, Damru and a Lotus respectively.
The most spectacular aspect of this painting is the use of a bright colored palette in a background of rich green trees. This merry making is shown here by melodious sounds being produced from various kinds of instruments, cheerful and soothing background and an unstoppable rain of flowers. That first glance of this painting will bring a sweet smile on the viewer’s face; its realistic gestures and cheerful vibes captivate the buyer’s attention, assuming them to be a part of this divine baraat.
WATER COLOR PAINTING ON PATTI
FOLK ART FROM THE TEMPLE TOWN PURI (ORISSA)
ARTIST: RABI BEHRA
48 INCH X 28.5 INCH