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Worshipping the Mother Goddess

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Warli Painting on Canvas

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Warli pictographs remind one of the cave paintings of pre- and pro-historic periods. Their unique qualities lie in their timelessness.

The Warlis have a religious bent of mind. They worship a number of deities, usually painted within a sacred enclosure known as a 'chowk'. The format of this painting is that of a central figure of the mother goddess made of two triangles with outstretched arms and legs. She is the goddess 'Palghat', a deity purported to shower blessings of fertility and prosperity on the newly wedded couple. The sun, the moon, lamp, fire art worthy of being painted within the square.

The scene of activity outside the square speaks of a regular day in the life of the Warlis. Domestic animals share space with the busy men and women. This painting could have one of the many wonderful works of the Warli but what is noteworthy is a Buddha-like figure on the lower left corner, deep in meditation, light emanating from around his head, indicative of his wisdom.

This description by Renu Rana.

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