AHALYA VIMUKTI - 500 Pcs Jigsaw Puzzle
This 500 piece folk art puzzle in Madhubani painting comes with a picture card and spreads out to a bright 50cm X 40cm painting when completed.
In this 500 piece folk art puzzle painting portrays Ahalya, a woman of immeasurable beauty and character, who was turned into a stone, on being cursed by her husband, sage Gautama. Several years later, Rama and Lakshmana along with sage Vishwamitra, visited the hermitage of sage Gautama, while on their way to Mithlapuri. Rama touched the stone and the curse on Ahalya is reversed. In this pictorial representation, Ahalya seeks blessing from Rama after being freed from her curse. Guru Vishwamitra and Lakshmana are standing alongside Rama.
Madhubani, which by one account means Forest of Honey, is a region in Mithila region of Nepal and the northern part (Madhubani district) of Bihar. The Madhubani paintings is an ancient style of painting that originates 2500 years ago. The themes & designs of Madhubani art widely painted are of Hindu deities such as Krishna, Rama, Siva, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Sun and Moon, Tulasi plant, court scenes, wedding scenes, social happenings etc. Floral, animal and bird motifs, geometrical designs are used to fill up all the gaps. The skill is handed down the generations, and hence the traditional designs and patterns are widely maintained.