Master Craftsman : Prafullakumar Maharana
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Patachitra – The art of engraving on Palm Leaves

On my way to Mahabalipuram, I stumbled upon a place called as DakshinaChitra – a very inviting structure and concept. DakshinChitra – is a well maintained space for showcasing dakshin i.e southern India with respect to culture, lifestyle, type of houses and art. Along with this, they also conduct various workshops for kids and adults. 

As I entered the place, this piece of art caught my attention. A person was engrossed in creating a detailed – classic art work.

Pattachitra is a general term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting,[1] based in the eastern Indian state, Odisha.[2] In the Sanskrit language, “Patta” literally means “cloth” and “Chitra” means “picture”. Most of these paintings depict stories of Hindu deities.[3] 

Master Craftsman : Prafullakumar Maharana

Master Craftsman : Prafullakumar Maharana (Above image) | He regularly conducts workshops at DakshinaChitra

This art work needs patience and passion, it needs to be practiced for years so as to get to engrave on the leaves – says Prafullakumar.

The process is mentioned in the image below :

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His small setup at Dakshinachitra has numerous art works, some of the as shown below :

 

How to reach DakshinaChitra

DakshinaChitra Museum,

East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Kanchipuram District Pin : 603 112

109( cut service),109,588,599. Any call taxi can be hired
Bus stop – MGM Dizzee world . 200 meters from MGM Dizzee world.

Note: Eatables not permitted to be brought inside the museum. Space provided beside the parking area to eat food.

 

 

 

 

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Reis Magos – A Must visit fort in Goa

You open Instagram, and see almost everyone visiting Goa thrice a year!!!

Beaches, Beer and … hahaha, lets not get there. Next time when you plan Goa trip, have Reis Magos in your To-Do list. A nice drive from Candolim beach – via nerul-panji road, takes you to the fort. It will be awesome treat for your camera and eyes too.

You will be surprised to see how well the fort is restored and maintained. Please spare enough time for this visit, rushing through the fort will make you miss it heavily.  Lets visit Reis Magos – with following pictures

Recommend this place to friends who are visiting goa, recently Mangesh, my friend visited and was amazed. Same way as this recommendation came in from Amrita | Do visit her site TRAVELING IDES OF MARCH

@Amrita_Dass this is superb. Thanks for sharing it…

— Soham (@sohamsabnis) August 19, 2015

For more information : Here is Fort Reis Magos site – http://www.reismagosfort.com/contact.html

Here is the google map:

 

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Auroville – A village for souls

Shed off that pride of being an Indian, Russian, a Punekar, or a proud to be Mumbaikar! We react very slowly as humans, we react as a person. Certainly and obviously so. I stepped in Auroville boundary, and the space changed me. I was more quiet, more receptive, thoughtful. The best part was, I was alone. So I discussed the charm of the place, love for details, the peace, the green patches with myself. As I walked towards MatriMandir, me and mind – had a wonderful conversation.

Was eager to see the globelike structure – Maatrimandir.

I wont talk about how Matrimandir was built, what is the philosophy behind it etc etc. The place i is sufficiently intoxicating. Without keeping a tab on time, i spent hrs sitting admiring the architecture, clicking pictures and doing nothing. Silence, is what I loved.

Would want to go back to Auroville, stay there, interact with people from various countries, share ideas and be a part of a universal city in the making in south-India.

Wall of moments - At the exhibition centre, some nice moments captured

Wall of moments – At the exhibition centre, some nice moments captured

Charte d Auroville

How 'Mother' has defined what all petals at matrimandir stand for/and mean. Based on Mother Nature.

How ‘Mother’ has defined what all petals at matrimandir stand for/and mean. Based on Mother Nature.

HUGE HUGE Banyan tree, just before entering road towards matrimandir. Encompasses shadow of love for humanity. Spent few hrs sitting on the benches you see in the image

HUGE HUGE Banyan tree, just before entering road towards matrimandir. Encompasses shadow of love for humanity. Spent few hrs sitting on the benches you see in the image

ALMOST there,.. waiting to see the golden dome!

ALMOST there,.. waiting to see the golden dome!

Vintage

Up Close...

Up Close…

How I LOVE THIS!

Shadows, Sun, Blue, Grey. Golden, Green ... lot similar to our Mind ... No?

Shadows, Sun, Blue, Grey. Golden, Green … lot similar to our Mind … No?

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Computer Bhangarwala

Yes you heard it right. Computerwaaala… is what we heard, outside the office. Was surprized to see a computer on cart. Below are some pics and a video,.. Do listen to what all he says…

Writes in urdu. Stays near market yard. Cart items - A monitor, CPU , Keyboard - Price 2500/- only

Writes in urdu. Stays near market yard. Cart items – A monitor, CPU , Keyboard – Price 2500/- only

Checking out the machine...

Checking out the machine…

Later on... I HAD TO save his number! You, too can save his number

Later on… I HAD TO save his number! You, too can save his number

He took my number, and within 10 mins called me, saying that he has a computer, which he wants to sell...

He took my number, and within 10 mins called me, saying that he has a computer, which he wants to sell…

Big Thank you Pratik Gandhi – for shooting and clicking the incident.

Here is the video link – Check it out

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Maintain your Worshiping Tempo…

India , land of Gods! People worship various forms of god! Atheists find it difficult to match upto the godly behavior, overall. Saw this vehicle, near shivdarshan chowk, Pune. A Mobile Temple!

Shraddha and Saburi – DaanPeti – Datta – Prasad Vaati – Flowers – Bhagwa Flag —> Keeps up the Tempo!

Maintaining your Worshiping Tempo…is a tricky bargain!

Set the right 'Tempo' for your Prayers!

Set the right ‘Tempo’ for your Prayers!

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