Tassochitra - Krishna Raas Leela in Subtle Colours

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This is one of the best Krishna Raas leela paintings you will ever see. Akshaya Bariki has brought out a black and white image with subtle use of grey, pink and yellow and the outcome is simply mesmerizing! This Tussarchitra portrays Krishna Raas Leela where Krishna and Radha are in the centre and flanked by Gopikas in Brindavan. The love between Krishna and Radha, the Lord's most ardent devotee, is considered to be of the purest form that transcends the physical sheath. The love and devotion of Gopikas towards Krishna is legendary and it is said that every second of their waking state was in the service of the Lord.
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!

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