Let's Go To This Organic Painter's Village!

Indian folk art, 'Madhubani Painting' is world famous for its bright organic colors and fine strokes. Based on Hindu mythological stories, Mahbubani painting is one of its own kind. It flourishes in the Indian state of Bihar.

Lets Go To This Organic Painters Village!

Indian folk art, 'Madhubani Painting' is world famous for its bright organic colours and fine strokes. Based on Hindu mythological stories, Mahbubani painting is one of its own kind. It flourishes in the Indian state of Bihar.

The name 'Madhubani' is after district Madhubani. It is an integral part of the local culture where Madhubani Painting is must during marriages, festivals and other auspicious occasions. Its remote village of Jitwarpur came into limelight when Sita Devi, a resident won the prestigious Indian Award, Bharat Ratna.

In Jitwarpur, Madhubani Painting is the primary source of income. Its organic colours are made from leaves, flowers and fruits. Almost 90% of the houses have Madhubani Painting artists. Most of them are Women.

There are five specific branches of Madhubani Art- Kohbar, Bharni, Kachni, Tantrik and Godna. Here are some pictures from Gaon Connection reporter Jigyasa Mishra who visited this art clad village of Jitwarpur.


Gaon Connection reporter Jigyasa standing in front of the wall fully decorated with the Madhubani Art




Hindu Mythological Story characters depicted on the postcards































An NGO building in Madhubani district on the way to the village of Jitwarpur






Hindu Goddess Kali painted on the wall of a house
























Fine strokes of Madhubani Art. Sometimes it takes days to paint one picture















Granddaughter in law of Padma Shri awardee Late Sita Devi who originated Madhubani aka Mithila paintings




Hindu God Krishna painted in Madhubani





Hindu Marriages and festivals are the traditional themes of Madhubani Art



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