Orissa Pattachitra

Orissa Pattachitra

Pattachitra is a living art having its roots to the ancient period of Mohenjo-Daro Civilization. The Word Pata comes from the Sanskrit word Patta meaning ” A Piece of Cloth” and Chitra meaning painting.

Orissa Pattachitra flourished with the construction of the famous Jaganth Temple at Puri in 12th century. The Cult of Jagannath used patta painting to spread faith throughout Orissa.

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Orissa Pattachitra (Traditional Indian Paintings)

Based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava sect, Orissa Pattachitra is an ancient folk art form of rural Orissa that has been in existence for many centuries.