22 Nov 2017

Manabasa Gurubara Jhoti on Wall - ମାଣବସା ପାଇଁ କାନ୍ଥରେ ଝୋଟି

Jhoti (Odiaଝୋଟି) is the traditional Odia art on the floor and walls, very popular in the rural areas. Jhoti involves line art using the traditional white coloured, semi-liquid paste of rice or pithau (ପିଠଉ). The fingers are used as brushes in this art form.

For each occasion, a specific motif is drawn on the floor or on the wall. For instance, during Manabasa Gurubara, in the month of Margasira according to Odia calender, a stack of paddy or rice sheaves is drawn on the walls structured like a pyramid. Also drawn different types of arts on the floor. Jhoti is considered as a means to attract goddess Lakshmi, hence prosperity into homes.

We have collected some photographs of Jhoti deawn on wall for Manabasa Gurubara. 















* All these photographs are taken by one of our freind at her village during this Manabasa Gurubara. 

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