“Bhartiya Chitrakala Mein Ramkatha” Becomes Public’s Center of Attraction

Bhopal :
“Bhartiya Chitrakala Mein Ramkatha” a photo exhibition being organized at State Museum has become a center of attraction among the people these days. Eighty four photos focusing Ramkatha in 15 different styles have been displayed in captivating manner in the exhibition. Students visiting the exhibition described the information displayed in the exhibition as most interesting as well as enlightening and gave suggestion to hold such exhibition at school level.

Episodes Related to Shree Ram Displayed in Exhibition

Selected photos made in various styles in 16th to 19th century based on various episode of Lord Ram’s birth and incidents happened during his life time are being displayed in the “Bhartiya Chitrakala Mein Ramkatha. Episodes like Ram-Janam, Ahilya Uddhar, Vivah-Prasang, Ram-Laxman dwara Danavon ka Vadh, Swarna-Marag prasang, Ram-Ravan Yudh, Hanuman, Sugreev, Ram Darbar and Agni Pariksha of Sita Ji have been displayed in various Indian Painting styles in very effective and fascinating manner.

The Bhakti Andolan which emerged during the 15th and 16th century encouraged creation of photo based books on Vaishnav Bhakti Marg subject matter. In this way, the artists started creating paintings plentifully based on life stories of Rama, Krishna, Shiva and other Devi-Devtas in India. The art work created in various main Indian styles showcasing Bhartiya philosophy beside various aspects of episodes related to Devi -Devtas especially Shree Ram came into existence among the people of India. In context to the past, mainly the paintings were made in styles which were in existence at that time include Mughal, Deccan, Gujarat, Rajput (Mewar, Jaipur, Bikaner, Malwa, Kishangarh, Bundi and Alwar styles). Similarly, Lord Shree Ram’s illustration was made beautifully in hilly region painting styles like Basohli, Guler, Gadhwal, Jammu and Kangda styles.

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