Recently Walls of Bhubaneswar got decorated with beautiful paintings by the Bhubaneswar Municiplal Corporation.The new Municipal Commissioner is doing an excellent job in making
‘Pasa-palli’. Pasa is the word for the chequer board and it is a very popular game almost exactly like ludo. Pasa palli is therefore the saree full of chequers – maybe they played on their sarees? This element is usually found all over the saree and is not restricted to one area of the piece.
Another view of Bhubaneswar Walls. Here you see the painting of the famous Rath Yatra. These wall paintings are the part of the beautification work taken over by the BMC under the leadership of the dynamic lady Aparijita Sarangi.
Today is the World famous Rath yatra .Ratha Yatra is a major Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of
around the worship of Jagannath (
The huge processions accompanying the chariots play devotional songs with drums, tambourines, etc. Children line the streets through which the chariot will pass and add to the mass chorus. The Rath carts themselves are some approximately 45 feet high and are pulled by the thousands of pilgrims who turn up for the event. Millions of devotees congregate at Puri for this annual event from all over the country and abroad. It is also telecasted live on many Indian channels.
With the decision to cover the walls of the Capital City with rural and natural paintings, on one hand she has been able to save the walls from the onslaught of the nude posters with ugly writings and on the other the empowerment of the poorly paid artists was taken up।
Here the walls are decorated with the paintings of Odissi dance which is like other forms of Indian classical dance, the Odissi style traces its origins back to antiquity. One of the most characteristic features of Odissi dance is the Tribhangi. The concept of Tribhang divides the body into three parts, head, bust, and torso। Any posture which deals with these three elements is called tribhangi। This concept has created the very characteristic poses which are more contorted than found in other classical Indian dances।The Odissi (Orissi) dance is the Indian classical dance from the Eastern state of Odissa. It has a long, yet broken tradition. Although dance in Odissa may be traced back more than 2000 years, it was brought to near extinction during the colonial period
Cycle and Pasa Palli Sarees
Another shot of Bhubaneswar Walls. This one is taken near the A .G Colony.
As a recent beautification of
Here the painting you see on the walls tells us about the unique style of Orissa sarees-Pasa Palli.
Pasa Palli Pasa-palli’. Pasa is the word for the chequer board and it is a very popular game almost exactly like ludo. Pasa palli is therefore the saree full of chequers – maybe they played on their sarees? This element is usually found all over the saree and is not restricted to one area of the piece.
As a part of the bautification of
In this image you see the paintings of Bonda Tribe.The Bonda are an ancient tribe of people numbering approximately 5000 who live in the isolated hill regions of the Malkangiri district of southwesternmost
The Bonda are generally semi-clothed, with the women characterised by the wearing of thick silver necklace bands. The tribe is one of the oldest and most primitive in mainland
The best way to view members of the tribe is by going to one of the local town markets. It is not considered safe to venture into their tribal areas. Bondas still use 'binnimoy protha', i.e. give-and-take policies.