Manasa Devi | Bengal Patachitra Painting | A5 Frame
This framed A5 size Bengal Patachitra painting of Manasa is inspired by the story of the merchant Chand Sadagar and Manasa (Goddesses of snakes or Serpentine Goddess). Manasa is worshiped primarily for protection from snakebites.
Chand Sadagar was a great devotee of Shiva and he hated Manasa. On the wedding night of Lakhindar, the youngest son of Chand Sadagar and Behula, Lakhindar’s wife Manasa sent a snake to kill Lakhindar. Behula refused to accept her husband's death. She pleaded for her husband's life and promised Manasa that Chand Sadagar would worship her. Finally, Chānd worships Manasa and moved by Behula's love for her husband, Manasa restored Lakhindar.
Manasā is depicted as a woman covered with snakes, sitting on a lotus or standing upon a snake. She is sheltered by the canopy of the hoods of cobras. Chānd is seen offering flowers at Manasā and Behula is in a gesture of worship.
The detailing in Her figure brings in character and strength to the painting. The colors and intricate work classify the painting as a splendid effort by the artist. The jewelleries and ornamentation on the body and garments of the figures are created by fine white lines. This painting will add beauty and brightness to your ethnic corner at your home- in the living room.
- Size: 5.8 Inch x 8.3 Inch
- Price is for framed painting. It comes with an attached sturdy back easel stand, and can be displayed on any table top or shelf.
- Handpainted in Bengal Pattachitra (Patua) style on paper with cloth backing.
- Painted with Natural colours made by the artist.
- Artist: Suman Chitrakar
Artist- The painting is done by Suman Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.