Pancha Raksha 

KAB 2024

Medium: Poster Color on Palm Leaf
Dimensions: 3.4 x 17 cm
Year: 2023

About the Art

The artist identifies the Pancha Raksha, the five deities worshipped in specific situations, as distinct and superior. Each deity has specific functions, aiming to achieve worldly welfare and happiness and prevent natural disasters. The five Pancha Rakshas are Mahamayuri, Maha Sahasrapramardini, Maha Pratisara, Mahamantramanudharini and. Mahasitavati. Meditation and worship of these goddesses positively impact human life, and the artist aims to paint them beautifully.

The interesting part of this painting is that it is painted on palm leaves in traditional paubha style. The artist paints in a flat color with line work. Line plays an important role in traditional painting, depicted here masterfully.

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