Akshaya Bariki has beautifully captured the reigning deities of Puri Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra in this painting made on hand-made cloth (Patta). The unique feature of the trinity at Puri is the Lord and his siblings are together. Puri is the most revered temple in Odisha and is regarded to be one of the Char Dhams (four pilgrimages) and this is where the Lord visits to have his food. The artist has beautifully rendered the deities with vibrant background colours. The Dashavatars the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu - are depicted vertically on both sides and in the bottom is painted with stone pillars. Bring home this Pattachitra and adorn it in your living area or Puja room.
Pattachitra, Tado Chitra and Tasar Chitra are art forms from Odisha , with the heritage village of Raghurajpur being the hub, with a history of over a thousand years. These paintings have a unique art form where Chitrakars have created some glorious paintings from the life and times of Lord Krishna, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Ganesha and Lord Jagannath. Pattachitras are made with natural colours on either cotton cloth (Patta), silk cloth (Tasar) or Palm leaf (Tado). The Geographical Indication (GI) status given to these paintings indicates the uniqueness of Pattachitra paintings. With a mix of classical and folk traditions Pattachitra, Tasar Chitra and Tado Chitra can easily blend into both traditional and contemporary homes. And, of course, as in the Puri Jagannath temple the Lord Jagannath Pattachitra can be adorned in the Puja room instead of the idols!