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Nathdwara Paintings right in your hands

Toso preet tod, Krishna, kaun sang jodu-n – If I break the thread of love with you, Krishna, who else would I bond with! Meera’s gopi-bhav of complete surrender to Krishna is seen in all his devotees – ordinary ones, singers, poets, dancers and artists – irrespective of gender. He permeates the universe like irresistible fragrance for them. He is that aananda tattva, which if perceived, sought and attained, they find life fulfilled. Among such artists are the creators of Nathdwara Paintings of Shrinathji, who is worshipped in the Pushtimarg of the Vaishnav sect of Hinduism. The paintings, on pichhvais hung on the walls of Shrinathji Temple (also known as Haveli), occasionally bought by connoisseurs, and in the paintings noticed…...

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Paraspar-14Ram-Mori-2.jpg Paraspar #14 Talk with Raam Mori

પરસ્પર # ૧૪ વક્તા :- રામ મોરી (સ્ક્રીન રાઇટર -ટીવી અને ફિલ્મ્સ,ટૂંકી વાર્તાઓ અને નવલકથા, થિયેટર અને કટાર લેખક) એન્કર :- કિશન કલ્યાણી વિષય :- “મારી સર્જનયાત્રા”

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Anthology-on-the-Annexe.jpg Anthology on the Annexe 2021

Anthology on the Annexe 2021 Cordially invites you to a group show of Drawings, Paintings & Graphics. Special Guests Manan Relia, Vrindavan Solanki, Vaisbakhi Mehta Group Show by Abhishek Narayan Verma, Debajyoti Das, Dushyant Patel, Hiren Patel, Mrudula Kunatharaju, Neeraj Patel, Yogesh Ramkrishna Special Thanks to Mr. Ravi Chotaliya, Mr. Mayur Chotaliya

2021-01-19 16:00:00 2021-01-24 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Anthology on the Annexe 2021 Anthology on the Annexe 2021

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Amdavad ni Gufa, Gujarat University Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Printed-Stories.jpg Printed Stories

Archer Art Gallery invites you to Printed Stories, an exhibition of over 100 limited edition prints by Vrindavan Solanki. The exhibition includes Lino cuts, Wood cuts, Lithographs, Etchings and Serigraphs. This exhibition displays early prints in different mediums ranging from the year 1974 to 2021.

2021-01-20 23:00:00 2021-03-20 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Printed Stories Printed Stories

Archer Art Gallery
2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 380009

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  • Maghi in Nepal, Shakrain in Bangladesh Poush Sangkranti and Tirmoori in Pakistan

Uttarayan in Ahmedabad Pol


In this Photo Studio, photographer Ashish Mehta of ‘Meet Me at Khadia’, who has been running a time-honoured photo-walk in the walled city of Ahmedabad captures the authentic flavour of Amdavad’s kite festival known as Uttarayan.

Also known as Makar Sankranti in various traditions, Uttarayan festival, is dedicated to the Sun God and marks end of the 6 month period that began with June Solstice. Makar Sankranti, the Indian equivalent of Winter solstice marks the beginning of 6 month long ‘Uttarayan’ period, in which  the northern hemisphere of the planet is tilted towards the Sun. Considered an auspicious time for new beginnings, particularly in agrarian societies, this day is marked with lot of festivity. The festivity is passionately celebrated all across India, but in the city of Ahmedabad, it is specially rejoiced by flying vivid kites using a sharp abrasive string called Manja.

The Heritage city of Ahmedabad is famous for its Uttarayan revelry as people and families gather on the Pol terraces to fly kites with utmost enthusiasm. The festivity is marked with authentic Gujarati dishes including the quintessential dish full of winter vegetables called Undhiyu. This album is a compilation of Mehta’s four years of Uttarayan photography, which was mostly conducted during the evening times of the festival in the Khadia Pol. The senior lensman is using Canon 1100D to capture the saffron hues of the Amdavadi Uttarayan skies.

To be a part of this celebration, you can contact Ashish Mehta as this year he has organised a ‘Uttarayan in Pol‘ event within the walled city of Ahmedabad. Since the happening is meant to be a traditional affair, participants will be given colourful kites, environment friendly manja, lip-smacking indigenous delicacies and of course an original Amdavadi Uttarayan experience curated by Mehta himself.

The captions of the photographs are the different names of Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti in various regions of India, Nepal and Pakistan.


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/1.jpg ‘Metamorphosis’: Bharati Shah brings some ‘Cubist’ fare

L to R: Bharati Shah, Samir Shah and Naresh Gulati Bharati Shah of Ahmedabad is a self-taught artist who has been prolific not only in creating her luminous works but also so in showing them all over the places in home turf and abroad. One who delves more in abstraction as her forte and has…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Nathdwara-Cover.jpg Nathdwara Paintings right in your hands

Toso preet tod, Krishna, kaun sang jodu-n – If I break the thread of love with you, Krishna, who else would I bond with! Meera’s gopi-bhav of complete surrender to Krishna is seen in all his devotees – ordinary ones, singers, poets, dancers and artists – irrespective of gender. He permeates the universe like irresistible…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/3-1.jpg Ajay Choudhary at Hutheesing Centre: Melancholy Moods of the Abstract Art

Artist Ajay Choudhary at the show. Source: Hutheesing Centre While the major Art Galleries of the city have been rebooting themselves to resume activities and mount shows even if without formal inaugurals to avoid congregations, the Hutheesing Centre made a departure on Sunday December 13 when it came forward to host a live painting session…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/6.jpg Finding aesthetics and beauty in times of chaos

Can chaos really be beautiful? That’s the question you start with when you receive the invite for this art exhibition titled The Beautiful Chaos that attempts to bring back some ‘normalcy’ in the midst of the pandemic which refuses to go away. Actually far from it, it is staying with a recurrent force or at…


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અમે તો સૂરજના છડીદાર

અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

સૂરજ આવશે સાત ઘોડલે

અરુણ રથ વ્હાનાર !

આગે ચાલે બંદી બાંકો, પ્રકાશ-ગીત ગાનાર !                       …અમે

નીંદરને પારણીએ ઝુલે, ધરા પડી સૂનકાર !

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