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Pattachitra Painting

Pattachitra art is prominently practiced in Odisha and West Bengal. The paintings are a hundred percent recycled, as the canvas comes from used cotton sarees that are layered and glued using tamarind paste and a coat of clay powder. The colours are obtained by crushing local stone and sea shells, and the black is extracted from lamp soot. The floral border is a significant and compulsory feature of the art form. It is the first step of the painting, which is concluded with details of the eyes. This is because the artists believe that the moment you paint the eyes, the spirit of whatever you're trying to create enters the art form.


Dashavatara are the several forms Vishnu took whenever the universe was in turmoil. Each of Vishnu’s Avatars had the same purpose which they achieved by different means. This divine purpose was the restoration of Dharma or righteousness and to save the planet and the good people from the hands of evils, demons or Asuras.

The third avatar of Lord Vishnu is the Varaha Avatar which he took in the Satya Yug. In this avatar Lord Vishnu incarnated as a Boar to protect the earth.