Celebrtation of Holi through art

The most colourful festival of the Indian calender is celebrated in art by three styles here - Mewari, Pahari and Orrisan.

click here to read an article on Holi at Vraj, Nathadwara, Kakaroli and havelis in general

Gallery of photos of Holi at Barsana and Nandgau

 

Wonderful darshan of how lively the atmosphere in the inner-sanctum was during holi / Dol in the mid 18th century when this painting was painted. 67kb

Lively painting of Vitthalnathji and Swaminiji celebrating Dol-festival in their walled garden. Located to the right of the main courtyard, this garden is still occasionally used by Vitthalnathji during holi, summer and monsoon festivals. 70kb

ShriNathji and NavnitPriyaji playing holi in a garden with a lake at the back. 27kb

b_holi-o.jpg (2819 bytes) Orrisan painting showing Krshna playing holi in a lush garden with pavillions. 29kb

b_kholi.jpg (3369 bytes) A Pahari, possibly Kangra, painting of Krshna and his friends playing holi under a canopy in a courtyard. 57kb

b_mholi1.jpg (3467 bytes) Series of Mewari paintings of Holi in Vraj, using verses from Geet-Govind as the basis for the paintings. 43kb

b_mholi2.jpg (4437 bytes) Series of Mewari paintings of Holi in Vraj, using verses from Geet-Govind as the basis for the paintings. 45kb

b_mholi3.jpg (3822 bytes) Series of Mewari paintings of Holi in Vraj, using verses from Geet-Govind as the basis for the paintings. 46kb

b_mholi4.jpg (3642 bytes) Series of Mewari paintings of Holi in Vraj, using verses from Geet-Govind as the basis for the paintings. 43kb

b_mholi5.jpg (3737 bytes) Series of Mewari paintings of Holi in Vraj, using verses from Geet-Govind as the basis for the paintings. 48kb

b_mrasa.jpg (2979 bytes) Series of Mewari paintings of Holi in Vraj, using verses from Geet-Govind as the basis for the paintings. 46kb

 

Lathimar Holi - Vraj
Lathimar Holi of Vraj

 

I am very greatful to www.goloka.com for allowing us to use paintings from their excellent and extensive collection.  The Mewari paintings are part of a series of paintings they have on the subject - please visit them and see more of these wonderful paintings.

 

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