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The Rang Malhar Festival: Praying through Paintings

Some prayers are works of art, such that even god would stop and marvel!

10275400_10203018505558198_5206593327659731872_oArtistes of the Pink City worshipped Indra dev, the rain god, through their work yesterday; cars were beautifully hand-painted by these artisans on the occasion of the Rang Malhar festival. It covered Jawahar Kala Kendra, Albert Hall, Tripoliya Bazaar, Sanganeri Gate and Badi Chaupar areas of Jaipur through the festival.

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The festival initiated by some of the most renowned craftsmen like Vidhyasagar Upadhyay and Vinay Sharma was organised by the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy.

10511569_10203024695592945_8246219192941050731_oThe themes of these paintings were very thoughtful and creative; one car spread the message of saving the environment, the other depicted astrology and sun-signs, some painted the themes of heritage conservation and saving the girl-child. One of the paintings very thematically portrayed a woman taking shelter under a tree to keep herself from sunlight.

10521117_920442517973092_105660752439998911_n10533907_10203018379515047_3462750320285642411_oWith over 80 artistes committing their work and themselves to such an awaited cause of the year, we hope and pray that the monsoon pours showers of joy on us soon 🙂

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