Lord Hanuman Ji Carrying Sanjeevni Booti Tanjore Painting | Traditional Colors With 24K Gold | Teakwood Frame | Gold & Wood | Handmade | Made In India

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Ramayan is one of the ancient epics that India witnessed. The Tanjore painting you see before you is of Lord Hanuman that has been illustrated from the epic of Ramayana. Lord Rama, son of King Dashratha was in exile for 14 years because of the wish of her mother Kaikeyi. Lord Rama, who is said to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, his wife Maa Sita, and younger brother Laxman were all together in exile for 14 years, when Ravana, the Demon King of Lanka abducted Sita. Hanuman portrayed the real essence of service for his devotion towards Rama. His heart served for the Lord, and his boundaries were never before the horizon. When Lakshaman was severely injured while fighting against Ravana's son Indrajit, Lord Rama had asked Hanuman to get the life-saving herb of Sanjivani Booti from the Dronagiri mountain, which was in the Himalayas.

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Item Code: PAA254
Dimensions 21 inch x 17 inch x 3.5 inch (With Frame)
16.5 inch x 14 inch (Without Frame)
Weight: 2.97 kg
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On reaching the Himalayas, confused about which Herb to bring, Hanuman, Hanuman lifts the whole mountain unhesitantly and flies to Lord Rama. Tanjore Art has celestially painted the moment of love and care for his master, with the 24K Gold-threaded boundaries, his gold-embarked strength within his 'Gada', portraying his valour and power on the earth. Rare gems have been added to maintain the glitter in the picture and his eyes. Carrying the portion of Dronagiri Parvat, Hanuman brings all the unseen and magical herbs to Lord Rama. The painting portrays the magical herbs that, in reality, are meant to glow at night and highlights the charm of the love between gods and the lessons it teaches to the society. 

How are Tanjore paintings made?

Tanjore painting is a traditional form of art in the South Indian style and was started by the inhabitants of a small town known as Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu. This gives it another name called “Thanjavur painting”. This painting draws its figures, designs, and inspiration from the time when Vedic culture was prevalent in India. Certain remarkable features of a Tanjore painting distinguish it from other paintings. Some of these are pure gold or gold foil coating on gesso work, the use of rich and vivid colors, and the inlay of cut-glass or semi-precious and precious stones. The subjects of most of the Tanjore paintings are Hindu Gods, Goddesses, and saints. The main devotional figure is portrayed in the central portion of the painting and is usually surrounded by various secondary figures.

The process of making a Tanjore painting

The classic Tanjore paintings are done on wooden planks and hence are also referred to as Palagai Padam in South India (Palagai = Wooden plank, Padam = Picture). Creating a masterpiece is never an easy task but the skilled artists of Thanjavur have been following the tradition of making timeless Tanjore paintings for decades.
The making process begins with preparing the wooden board or canvas. The size of the board depends upon the choice of the patron. The next step is to paste cardboard over the wooden board and then a cotton fabric is stretched and pasted upon it using Arabic gum.
Tanjore Painting Wooden Base
Now that the cloth is attached to the wooden panel, a rough sketch of the motifs and figure is drawn onto the fabric. After this, a paste of chalk powder and water-soluble adhesive is evenly applied over the base and smoothed.
Sketching of Tanjore Painting
Thereafter, the outlines which were made or traced using a stencil are now ready to be beautified and decked with various add-ons. The usual materials for decoration are cut-glass, pearls, semi-precious and precious gems, gold leaf, and laces. 22 or 18 Karat Gold leaves and gems of varied hues are especially inlaid in areas like pillars, arches, walls, thrones, and dresses.
Gold Inlay work on painting
In the final step, the rest of the painting is filled with rich and striking colors such as shades of red, blue, and green. Formerly, the artists used natural colors like vegetable and mineral dyes instead of chemical paints. The entire painting is then cleaned and refined to give a flawless finished look.
Since the making of a single piece of Tanjore painting requires a complex and elaborate process, the artists usually take at least one or two months to complete it. The use of pure gold foil and gems for beautification is a characteristic of an authentic Tanjore painting. Due to this, Tanjore paintings last for generations without getting tarnished and are much more expensive than general paintings. Though the art form has undergone various changes and technique modifications over the years, it continues to attract the hearts of art lovers.
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