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Hi Art Collector, Are you looking for primitive Indian folk art paintings or Hindu snake goddess Maa Manasa painting ? Here we have something to offer you from the land of spirituality and epics.

This Hand painted original Bengali Pattachitra Indian Folk Art Painting is a captivating example of feminist art .
The use of traditional Indian painting techniques and primitive folk art style creates a visually striking piece that is sure to add a touch of Asian elegance to any space.
With its bold colors and intricate details, this original Indian Folk Art painting is a stunning work of art that showcases the beauty and creativity of original folk art. Whether you're a fan of Madhubani art, Scandi folk art, or fairytale art, this painting is a must-have for any collector of Indian Folk Art.

This Art Collectible: This is a primitive Indian folk art painting called "Bengal Patachitra". The Bengal Patachitra is a traditional and mythological heritage of West Bengal. The subject matter of Bengal Patachitra is mostly mythological, religious stories, folk lore and social. Bengal Patua artists carry the occupational surname of 'Chitrakar'.
Bengal Patachitra is also honoured by GI tag.

We express our devotion by making each artifact with minute finishing details and yet without impacting the simplicity of each art creation because We believe deities are part of our family.
Each of our creation is an invitation from mollisarts to you to join our spiritual journey and feel the connection.

  • Material: Paper & cotton paper
Specification :
This is from our private collection of rural Bengal.
This original painting is drawn on organic brown paper and affixed on Indian Bengali handloom cotton cloth.
We are offering you an unframed original hand painted Indian folk art painting.
weight: 68 gm height: 74 cm width: 28 cm

Myth about snake goddess Manasa and Behula : It's a long interesting folk story...

Usha, the daughter of Banasura, fell in love with Aniruddha the son of Pradyumna. Aniruddha was a grandson of lord Krishna. After their marriage they were reborn again as Behula and Lakshindar in next life and married each other again.

Behula was the daughter-in law of Chand Sadagar of Champaknagar. According to myth, two beautiful apsara's of the kingdom of heaven, Usha and Aniruddha were cursed by Gods as per the plan of Goddess Manasa and sent to earth as Behula and Lakshinder - Behula as the only daughter of Say bene (or Sayven of Ujaninagar) and Lakshinder as the seventh son of Chand Sadagar.

Chand sadagar was a great devotee of Shiva and for certain reasons he hated Manasa. But Manasa had to get "Anjali" by Chand sadagar's right hand- the Bhaktasreshto to get position of Goddess in the heaven. However, Chand sadagar promised to himself that he will never give Anjali to Manasa by the hand he uses to give anjali to Shiva. To get an anjali from Chand, Manasa took away his six sons. They died from poisonous snake bites and Manasa had absolute power over all snakes. These deaths infuriated Chand Sadagar even more and he vowed to save his last son, Lakhinder, in any way possible. Chand found a girl, Behula, whose destiny spoke that she will never be a widow. Chand got his seventh son, Lakshinder married with Behula. Chand also had an iron palace built without any hole so that not a single snake could enter the house.

Bishyakarma made it for the wedding night of Behula and Lakshinder. But due to the request of Manasa, Bishyakarma kept a hole in the palace. The night came and Manasa sent her Kalnagini, the most poisonous snake, to the iron palace and it crept into the room. Behula fell asleep due to a spell Manasa cast on her. When Kalnagini was going to bite Lakshinder, she saw that Behula had committed no sin for which she might be given such a harsh punishment. So kalnagini, with the help of the lower end of her body smeared the parting of Behula's hair with the oil of the lamp, which was a sin according to the Hindu mythology. After she bit Lakshinder, Lakshinder shouted aloud. Behula woke up and saw kalnagini slithering out of the room. In anger, she threw the jaanti towards kalnagini and the lower part of the snake's body was cut off. Kalnagini was not eager to bite Lakshinder; Manasa forced her to do so.

To get back her husband's life from the Gods in the heavens, Behula sailed with her dead husband in a raft towards Heaven. She faced many dangers during her incredibly long and difficult journey in the rivers. After reaching Heaven, she pleased all the Gods with her beautiful and enchanting dancing and got the Gods to promise to give back her husband's life on the condition that Chand would give anjali to Manasa. Desperate to save his son's life, finally Chand gave in and gave the anjali by the left hand. Consequentlty Manasa got the position of Goddess in heaven and gave back the life of all the six sons of Chand. 
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1. The color of actual product may vary slightly from the images provided due to photographic lighting conditions and difference in screen resolutions.
2. There may be little difference in measurement as these items are handmade.
3. Parcel opening and material checking video(360°degree angle) while opening the seal of the package without pause is a must in case of any complaints and refund. Without this video no complaints will be entertained. 
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