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    Pattachitra Krishna Kalinga Narthanam [Framed]

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    This Pattachitra art piece vividly depicts a scene from Hindu mythology, likely portraying the episode of Lord Krishna subduing the multi-headed serpent Kaliya, known as the Kaliya Mardana. The artwork is rich in traditional motifs and employs the characteristic style of Pattachitra, a classical painting technique from the eastern Indian states, particularly Odisha and West Bengal.

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    1. Central Figure: The central figure is Lord Krishna, identifiable by his crown, flute, and divine attire. He stands triumphantly on the multiple heads of the serpent Kaliya. His posture is dynamic, symbolizing victory and divine grace.

    2. Serpent Kaliya: Kaliya is depicted with several heads emerging from a central body, each head bearing an expression of submission or defeat. The serpent's body coils through the water, emphasizing its once menacing presence.

    3. Surrounding Figures: Around Krishna and Kaliya, there are figures with human upper bodies and fish-like lower bodies (likely representing Nagas or mermaids). They are shown in various gestures of devotion, prayer, and offering, reflecting reverence and relief at Krishna's triumph.

    4. Background and Waves: The background is a striking blue, symbolizing the water of the Yamuna river where this mythological event took place. The water is stylized with intricate wave patterns, typical of Pattachitra's detailed and decorative approach.

    5. Divine Attributes: Krishna's divine attributes include the flute in his right hand and a raised left hand, which might be holding a lotus. His calm demeanor amidst the chaos signifies his divine nature and control.

    6. Art Style: The artwork is characterized by fine lines and meticulous detailing, a hallmark of Pattachitra. The use of bold outlines, minimal colors (predominantly blue for water and black for detailing), and elaborate ornamentation are typical of this art form.

    7. Signature and Date: The piece is signed by the artist, R. Janani, and dated 2021, indicating its contemporary creation while maintaining traditional techniques and themes.

    This Pattachitra artwork beautifully captures the essence of the Kaliya Mardana story, blending mythology with the rich cultural heritage of traditional Indian painting.

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