Glorify shraddha (faith) and saburi (patience) the cardinal principles advocated by Shirdi Sai Baba with this Tanjore painting . One of the newer themes adopted by the traditional Thanjavur or Tanjore style of paintings, this painting is as good as it gets and the radiance of Sai Baba can be felt. The eyes look so tranquil and compassionate that one will be instantly at peace while in front of the painting. We feel plunged in his merciful grace. Like the statue in Shirdi, Baba is shown draped in a shawl, and sporting a golden crown and a garland.
This divine figure is set in a dark blue background that is outlined with intricate overlaying of gold foil and colourful semi-precious stones. The gold overlay is fringed by a contrasting dark brown carved wooden frame .
Renowned worldwide as one of India's greatest traditional art forms, Tanjore painting is a sought-after collectible. It even has the recognition of Geographical Indication, certifying its conformance to traditional methods, its qualities and reputation.