This 60 piece folk art puzzle in Orissa Patchitra painting comes with a picture card and spreads out to a bright 40cm X 30cm painting when completed.

This 60 piece folk art puzzle painting shows some of the important events of Sri Ganesha’s life, from Parvati creating him with her own hands and bestowing life into the form, to his blocking the path of Shiva when entering Parvati’s abode, severance of his head by Shiva, the pacification of an enraged Parvati and the dispatch of the Ganas (Shiva’s followers) to bring the head of the first living thing they encounter in the northern direction. The replacement of the elephant head and life being bestowed, which brought Ganesha back to life, an overjoyed Parvati embracing the elephant- headed boy are depicted in the frames of this art piece. The elephant headed boy is named Ganesha by Shiva.

Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular folk art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture.  This art form too finds its strong roots in the traditions of Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of Orissa. The creation of the Pattachitra paintings is a disciplined art form, and the chitrakars maintain rigidity in their use of colours and patterns, restricting the colours to a single tone. 

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