Holi Getaway – Nathdwara Shrinathji on a canvas
Every Holi, I make it a point to make a painting of Lord Krishna in some form. Pichwai is an art form (on paper or cloth) that narrates tales from Krishna’s life.
The town Nathdwara in Rajasthan is famous for its pichwai paintings. Ever since i visited the Nathdwara temple last December, i have been wanting to make a painting of the deity there, a 7 yr old Krishna named Shrinathji.
Today morning (It’s holi today), when the kids got dirty playing with the colours, I too started playing with my version of colours. And, this painting is the result of that play 🙂
If you happen to see any painting of Shrinathji, you will notice a sparkling diamond on his chin. There is a very interesting story about that diamond. Go ahead, google and find out the story 🙂