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Mar

How to Decorate Your Divine Room with Art?

   Posted by: admin   in Ganesha Paintings

We all believe in the power of the divine. Don’t we? Even if there are some naysayers, tell me this, whenever you are in a trouble don’t you seek help from the almighty? Most of you would definitely say yes to this. Obviously, some of you might not be going to the temples or praying to the supreme power daily. On the other hand, some of you would be a strong believer of the divine who seeks his blessing daily by praying in their worshipping room. Maybe, that’s why, whenever individuals are revamping the house or moving to a new place, they pre-decide the place that will be the abode of the Gods in their house. However, sometimes in the urban living spaces, individuals don’t get enough space to dedicate a whole room for worshipping. Hence, they resort to deciding a corner or a bit of empty space they have.

Thus, in this blog, we tell you ways to decorate that empty little space, room, or the wall dedicated to the divine. There are a lot of options like a Ganesha painting, Ganesha idols and other sorts of artefacts and religious and traditional paintings. Let’s take a walk through all of them.

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  • Hang your favorite traditional paintings-

Your space can be full of all sort of modern styles of painting and you must be going gaga over them. In a house of an art lover like you, would leaving a divine space like that be good? Obviously not. Consider placing traditional paintings with intricate patterns in the room.  You can place Madhubani, Miniature, or Pattachitra art on the walls of the praying room.

  • Consider printed fabrics for the backdrop-

A good way to stay in budget is to go for printed fabrics. Choose a fabric that has a traditional print on them. Just take the cloth and stick it on the wooden plank. Get it framed and use this as a backdrop for placing idols. You can also use the same as traditional wall art.

  • Incorporate exquisite Indian artefacts-

The only place that has many idols in every house is surely the divine room. So don’t just limit your imagination and creativity to wreathing the wall with paintings. Use it to adorn the worshipping room of your house. Place golden idols, mirrors and lanterns and similar.

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  • Make use of Religious Paintings-

Adding paintings that add more meaning to your space. Leaving the walls blank will not look good, so add paintings that add more meaning and value to the room. Go for religious paintings, like Ganesha painting, Shiva painting, or whichever you like. Also, opt for a painting of Lord Shiva to make the place more pristine and serene.

  • Use the undermined corner-

You can also use the unused corner of your house in place of your Pooja room. Allocate the space to deities by placing a wooden triangle rack in the corner and keeping the idols there.

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The points mentioned above will surely help you in decorating your worshipping space properly. Still, don’t limit your ideas to the ideas given in this blog. They are just a suggestion from our end. In fact, you can actually defy the usual norm of placing paintings that are traditional or religious. Use modern Ganesha painting, if you want to make the room look edgy yet traditional. However, remember abstract paintings, even if religious, never give peace, they distract. In addition to this, you also need to be heedful of the kind of lighting you use. Colors like yellow, red, golden and orange should be used. You can also place rose petals in a glass bowl and make garlands of Marigold. Walls with off-white colors will also elevate the ambiance. Indoor plants will surge freshness as well. So, browse through the traditional paintings offered by various online art galleries.  Also, do share this blog with the ones who are planning to spruce up their divine room.

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Humans are one of a kind. We have emotions, feelings, rational thinking, we cry, we laugh, we think; that’s what makes homo sapiens, another genus that walks the face of the earth different from others that walk on it and have walked it over a period of a billion years. We want to convey what we feel through various forms like a song, a painting, a dance or a written word. Since India has a distinct quality of civilizational roots that first took form here and culminated in the present form visible, we are a land of earliest paintings that humans started drawing in the rock shelters he inhabited. From there onwards the caravan started and it has not stopped as more talented and intellectual painters joined the pool. So, to understand the epochs of this colorful caravan of traditional Indian paintings, we classify them in different kinds of paintings.

Traditional Indian Paintings

Cave Painting– Pre- historic records of paintings exist in the pits of caves like Bhimbhetika, Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta caves. Some of them have been declared as world heritage sites and they attract multitudes of visitors thronging the place to have a glimpse of how early humans lived and what evoked such paintings on the walls of caves.

Madhubani Painting– From the interiors of a Bihar village, Maithali, this painting crossed topographical latitudes and longitudes of the nation to come across as a painting that is culturally acceptable to all regions of India. It has become very easily identifiable and relatable paintings of all times.

Tanjore Painting– Coming from a place Tanjavur in Tamilnadu, these are native to the place. These south Indian paintings depict Gods and goddesses adorned with precious stones, pearls and glass that increase its appeal and add a local touch to it. These embellishments with the rich composition and variety of colors are starkly its recognizable traits.

Mughal Painting– The era of Mughal rule brought with it a cocktail of Indian mixed with Islamic and Persian styles of painting that are reflective of its times and culture and depicts portraits of emperors and queens, courtyard, battles, elephant and horses, hunting expeditions etc.

Miniature Painting– As the name itself presents, these are paintings that are small in size nonetheless colorful. They in themselves can be classified in different schools of Rajputs, Mughals, Deccan, Pali, Rajasthani etc. The colors are organic and made from natural products like minerals, plants, conch shells, stones and the likes. They are a melting pot of different styles and themes.

Gond Painting– These are the handicrafts of various tribes of central India who embellish their walls with local flora, fauna, Gods and human’s relationship with his surroundings that used to be originally created at times of festivals that later came about as the focal point of their culture.

Kalamkari Painting– Etymologically stating a work that is made by a pen, made popular in parts of Hyderabad and Golconda, they contain a very fine and minute subtlety to them. Organic dyes prepared from plants were used along with blocks to create them. Wall murals of temples were decorated with them, stating mythological stories.

Pattachitra Painting– It refers to the paintings on clothes and traditionally is linked to the worship of Lord Jagannath. Indigenously painted with a bamboo brush and mineral colors, they are subjected at mythological, religious and folklore of Odisha that still survives to the present day.

Volumes have been stated at innumerable times about various art forms present in India, but what needs to be done is let this not be just on paper, to conserve the mosaic of our tradition by exhibiting the talents of our local artists and helping flourish their dying and depleting resources and spreading their artworks across the latitudes and longitudes of the country.

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