- 18th November 2020 - 18th December 2020
- 04:45 PM
Organiz by : ARTSHOPPY
Originating in the Deccan,but now mostly associated with Western India,Pichhwai stems from the Sanskrit word ‘pichh’ meaning back & ‘wai’ meaning hang/hanging. Following the Pushtimarg tradition,Pichhwai paintings are associated with Shrinathji,who is a manifestation of Krishna who is depicted as a seven year old child. Shrinathji is the central presiding deity of the Vaishnava sect known as the Pushtimarg or the Vallabha Sampradaya, established by Vallabhacharya. Shrinathji is worshipped mainly by the followers of Bhakti Yoga & the Vaishnavas in Gujarat & Rajasthan & Bhatias among others. The purpose of the Pichhwai was to orally narrate the leelas of Krishna to the illiterate & act as a backdrop for the deity. Carefully curated by Vinayak Pasricha ‘Leela’ traces the fascinating journey of Krishna through the hands of India’s master artisans who have been making Pichhwais since 1672.