This handmade painting created by the talented artist is a eulogy to the spiritualism and rich heritage of India. It depicts the holy city of Varanasi also referred to as Kashi or Banaras, the city of salvation or nirvana. Hinduism regards this city as the gateway to emancipation from the incessant cycle of birth and rebirth. Regarded as the cultural capital of India, it is the oldest living city in the world.
The picture is a symbolic representation of the secular Indian story as it illustrates the city of music, visited by Hindus and non-Hindus alike from across the globe for dissimilar reasons offering each different hues. The painting offers a mystifying experience. It transfers the viewer to the world where there is the chanting of mantras and the devotional hymns, the fragrance of incense, the palm and cane parasols.
The painter has dexterously recreated the image of a ‘Saint and his Kamandal’ as if both are real and can be touched and felt. He has included this vessel of religious importance to convey deeper symbolism. The water-filled kamandal used by hermits represents a simple and self-contained life and Hindu asceticism.
Kudos to the artist, who has so beautifully converted a plain canvas into a talking city. Anyone who would come across this painting would feel as if the pilgrimage site is beckoning them to offer spiritual luminance which is a learning centre for literature, music, art and craft.
The most valuable assets of Varanasi, the numerous Ghats are the most attractive feature of this attention-grabbing painting and the city. The special types of embankments are long flights of wide stone steps leading down to the river where people can take a holy dip. The beauty lies beyond this in the panoramic view of these ghats, from a boat on the Ganges. Adorn your walls with mesmerizing experience for yourself and the visitor. Gif t this valuable painting to high profile clients or close relatives to strengthen your promising relationship.