Acrylic Paintings

Floral festival~ Madhushravani

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Madhubani painting depicting newlywed brides collecting flowers in a garden during Madhushravani festival.

Madhushravani is considered to be one of the most important festivals for newlyweds in Mithila, a small province in northern Bihar, India. Spread over 13 days, the festival is all about dressing up in fancy ethnic wear, observing rituals and singing the local folk songs. The main attraction of the event is when the groups of newlyweds visit gardens to gather flowers as a token of love and use them to worship several deities the next day.

Another distinctive feature about this festival is that we, newlyweds, get to read different holy stories every day.  I loved that part. Being an Indian, I have grown up hearing stories woven around Indian mythology. But to read some of the stories myself, exploring the rich and fascinating Hindu mythology was an altogether different experience.

 

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