Sunday, August 21, 2011

Painted Homes of Shekhawati

Shekhawati region in western India, is famous for its mural paintings. Every house is painted beautifully with colorful designs. This frescos in some cases also depict scenes from the Indian Epics. Such exquisite paintings decorate their walls, doors, and interiors of homes. I managed to capture some of these Shekavati frescos which were on the exterior of homes.

Here on the left hand side, the scene is of Royal court where musicians are playing music in front of the King. On the right hand side, the scene is from Ramayana. Here Bharath, the brother of Ram is requesting Lord Ram not to go in exile.

In the above the scene on the left is from Mahabarath. It is Draupadi Vastrabarana, where Lord Krishna is saving Draupadi's honor by giving her infinite clothing. The scene on the right is Lord Krishna's marriage.