A heap of thorns, etc., are stacked about the first of the lunar- month of Phagun. This stack is made just outside the village on some open space. As the days go by and the Holi festival draws near, the … Continue reading
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A quick trawl through Holi in Indian art. First up, sculpture at the Chennakeshava temple at Belur. A bit of water sport preparation at the feet of the madanika (photograph via Sandeep). Miniature paintings often feature the ever popular theme … Continue reading
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Tagged 11th century, 1800s, ar chughtai, belur, chennakeshava, Colours, eco colours, happy holi, Holi, Indian royals, jamini roy, kangra, koli girls, Kotah, madanika, Mewar, Miniature Paintings, palash, pichkari, radha krishna, Santiniketan, water
And Holi is past but any day is good enough to enjoy Chughtai’s painting of Radha and Krishna playing Holi.