Lord Rama Tanjore Painting | Traditional Colors With 24K Gold | Teakwood Frame | Handmade

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Infused with vivid traditional South Indian color combinations and overlaid by 24 Karat, this Tanjore painting portrays Maryada Purushottam Ramachandra. He appeared on the earth to attract the lost and ignorant souls toward God-consciousness and taught them to live their lives according to Dharma. Since He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He remains above the modes of material nature, and with His inconceivable potencies, He only revealed His identity to His associates and devotees. To date, the teachings of the wonderful pastimes of Lord Rama (Ramayana) are studied and learned, which help us remain absorbed in His lotus feet and execute our responsibilities and duties in accordance with the principles of Dharma. 

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Item Code: PAA354
Dimensions 26.00 inch Height X 20.00 inch Width X 3.00 inch Depth
Weight: 7.60 kg
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A great warrior, a faithful son, a valiant King, a dutiful husband, and a loving brother, Lord Ram, is depicted in this painting in a wonderful way. He stands straight yet humble with His mother Kaushalya and father Dasharatha. Dasharatha was the King of Ayodhya and Kaushalya, his first wife. They both loved their son Ram with all their heart. Lord Ram was very loyal to His parents, friends, and brothers. This is the reason why He was loved the most in the whole of Ayodhya. Clad in a pitambar dhoti and adorned with several glittering ornaments on His self-effulgent body, He appears just like the glowing sun. Lord Ram being Vishnu tattva, is depicted here in His four-armed form, holding the Panchajanya Conch shell and the divine Sudarshan Chakra in His two upper arms. With His lower right hand, He holds a full-blown lotus flower (represents purity) and with the left hand He holds a mace. On His strong shoulder, He carries the divine bow Saranga and arrow which are the symbol of His great strength. Maharaj Dasharatha being a great father of the greatest Lord Ram stands with ecstasy and Maa Kaushalya in great affection folds her hands and pays her respectful obeisance.


How are Tanjore paintings made?

Tanjore painting is a traditional form of art in the South Indian style and was started by the inhabitants of a small town known as Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu. This gives it another name called “Thanjavur painting”. This painting draws its figures, designs, and inspiration from the time when Vedic culture was prevalent in India. Certain remarkable features of a Tanjore painting distinguish it from other paintings. Some of these are pure gold or gold foil coating on gesso work, the use of rich and vivid colors, and the inlay of cut-glass or semi-precious and precious stones. The subjects of most of the Tanjore paintings are Hindu Gods, Goddesses, and saints. The main devotional figure is portrayed in the central portion of the painting and is usually surrounded by various secondary figures.

The process of making a Tanjore painting

The classic Tanjore paintings are done on wooden planks and hence are also referred to as Palagai Padam in South India (Palagai = Wooden plank, Padam = Picture). Creating a masterpiece is never an easy task but the skilled artists of Thanjavur have been following the tradition of making timeless Tanjore paintings for decades.

The making process begins with preparing the wooden board or canvas. The size of the board depends upon the choice of the patron. The next step is to paste cardboard over the wooden board and then a cotton fabric is stretched and pasted upon it using Arabic gum.

Tanjore Painting Wooden Base

Now that the cloth is attached to the wooden panel, a rough sketch of the motifs and figure is drawn onto the fabric. After this, a paste of chalk powder and water-soluble adhesive is evenly applied over the base and smoothed.

Sketching of Tanjore Painting

Thereafter, the outlines which were made or traced using a stencil are now ready to be beautified and decked with various add-ons. The usual materials for decoration are cut-glass, pearls, semi-precious and precious gems, gold leaf, and laces. 22 or 18 Karat Gold leaves and gems of varied hues are especially inlaid in areas like pillars, arches, walls, thrones, and dresses.

Gold Inlay work on painting

In the final step, the rest of the painting is filled with rich and striking colors such as shades of red, blue, and green. Formerly, the artists used natural colors like vegetable and mineral dyes instead of chemical paints. The entire painting is then cleaned and refined to give a flawless finished look.

Since the making of a single piece of Tanjore painting requires a complex and elaborate process, the artists usually take at least one or two months to complete it. The use of pure gold foil and gems for beautification is a characteristic of an authentic Tanjore painting. Due to this, Tanjore paintings last for generations without getting tarnished and are much more expensive than general paintings. Though the art form has undergone various changes and technique modifications over the years, it continues to attract the hearts of art lovers.

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