Akshaya Vata: The Eternal Banyan Tree


It is believed that during the cyclic destruction of creation when the whole earth was enveloped with water, Akshaya Vrata remained unaffected. It is on the leaves of this tree that Lord Krishna rested in the form of a baby when land was no longer visible. And it is here that the immortal sage, Markandeya, received the cosmic vision of the Lord. It is under this tree that Buddha meditates eternally. Legend also has it that the Bodi tree at Gaya is a manifestation of this tree. Dimension 36 inches x 48 inches.

Pattachitra painters, who make paintings over a piece of cloth known as Patta or a dried palm leaf, specialize in this unique art-form since generations. Raghurajpur a heritage crafts village in Puri district, Odisha is famous for this ancient craft-works which at least date back to 5 BC. A mixture of chalk and gum is used in unique proportion to create this beautiful piece. Indian art has always been in tandem with nature. You can read more about how nature plays an important role in art and craft of India here.

Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e. hand painted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your specific needs.

Dimension 36" x 48" inches
Culture Raghurajpur , Odhisha , India
Medium Tussar Silk painted using chalk and gum
Collections Tussar Silk Painting
Weight0.0 kg
Product Codeacpppptlsn-01

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