Traditional Indian Painting Showing Worship of Shrinathji During Mountain of Food Festival, Pichvai (Large Size) Antique Painting Style – Giclée Fine Art Print

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The magnificent painting depicts priests worshipping Krishna as Shrinathji at Nathadwara temple during Annakut festival, literally meaning Mountain of Food festival. Great effort and dedication have been invested to create this spectacular artwork. Pichavai (or Pichwai) paintings are large cloth paintings traditional hung behind the deity in Hindu shrines. The Annakut is a festival celebrating god Shrinathji's (a name of Krishna) defeat of god Indra. Nine priests pay homage to the assembled deities before a feast of food offerings placed before the altar. A total of 56 different food offerings are arranged like a mountain to symbolize Govardhan Mountain. As a child Krishna lifted Govardhan Mountain for 7 days without eating any food. The food represents the daily 8 dishes missed over 7 days. The ceremony also commemorates the Sapta Swarupa utsava or installation of seven major murti (deities) of Shrinathji within the main shrine at Nathadwara temple in Rajasthan, which are shown in front of the central deity in the painting. Shrinathji is dark blue skinned with the left arm raised. Two priests attend the god, positioned on either side. Around the deity are twenty-four panels representing the seasonal worship of Shrinathji. Below, lie the cows with red protective handprints. The border of pichavai is decorated with a stylised floral pattern. Every state in India celebrates this festival in different ways. Devotees offer food and prayers to God for his blessings in making their lives complete. The painting essentially celebrates Giving Thanks, whether it is religious or secular in manner, observed in different cultures in other places around the World. This is a highest quality Giclée fine art print of a traditional Indian painting, expertly printed and color proofed on fine art paper. It is printed on St Cuthberts Mill heavyweight 100% acid-free cotton rag paper. Paper Size (with border) Height 98.5cm x Width 81cm. Image size Height 88.5cm x Width 71cm.
Premium quality 100% acid-free cotton rag fine art paper using archival pigment inks
Premium quality 100% acid-free cotton rag fine art paper using archival pigment inks
Paper Size (with border) Height 98.5cm x Width 81cm
Premium quality 100% acid-free cotton rag fine art paper using archival pigment inks
Premium quality 100% acid-free cotton rag fine art paper using archival pigment inks
Paper Size (with border) Height 98.5cm x Width 81cm
Image size Height 88.5cm x Width 71cm