Monday, August 22, 2011

Painted Homes of Shekhawati

Shekhawati region in western India, is famous for its mural paintings. Every house is painted beautifully with colorful designs. This frescoes in some cases also depict scenes from the Indian Epics. Such exquisite paintings decorate their walls, doors, and interiors of homes. I managed to capture some of these Shekavati frescos which were on the exterior of homes.

Here on the left hand side, the scene is of Royal court where musicians are playing music in front of the King. On the right hand side, the scene is from Ramayana. Here Bharath, the brother of Ram is requesting Lord Ram not to go in exile.

In the above the scene on the left is from Mahabarath. It is Draupadi Vastrabarana, where Lord Krishna is saving Draupadi's honor by giving her infinite clothing. The scene on the right is Lord Krishna's marriage.

52 comments:

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Thats a nice piece of information.. Nice click too..

DeeBee L. said...

Not only these paintings are amazing but it's very lucky that they should have been preserved (or restored?)

Aakash Kokz said...

Wow! This place looks amazing. I haven't traveled much but would really love to explore such beautiful places of India. Beautiful post ..

Zuzana said...

Beautiful frescos, I am at all times fascinated by mural paintings, as they are so accessible and in free view to everyone.
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Krishna said...

nice info...

Jeevan said...

These are amazing painting still withstand isn't a simple thing. These are treasures to be protected! Great post!

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful!

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P.N. Subramanian said...

Very interesting. I am longing to be in Rajasthan during January/February as that seems to be the best time.

aativas said...

Beautiful as always.

Jacob said...

These are unbelievable! Like living in an art gallery.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Fabulous place!! The frescos are awesome!!

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Life Ramblings said...

the mural paintings are exquisite. lovely designs and colours.

Sridharan said...

Beautiful captures..!

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

these intricate works are stunning...i really wonder their talent of dng ths...

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Nice Information,Wow!,yet another good post Rajesh!.

joshi daniel said...

lovely art work!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome ~ wonderful to have such beautiful houses painted in such a fashion ~ thanks
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Mar said...

Fascinating as always!!
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Roger Owen Green said...

nifty and beautiful frescoes
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Nanka said...

Love this and the art of painting homes!! Fantastic!! I had once featured it in my post "Jaded" sometime back too!!

Sylvia K said...

Love the designs and colors! How beautiful! And your captures are superb as always, Rajesh! You do indeed capture the beauty!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Amazing frescos. The brilliant color and detail is quite beautiful.

Carver said...

The murals are magnificent.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every house is painted? That is remarkable! These pictures are so lovely -- I enlarged them and can see that the detail is amazing.

aka Penelope said...

Such murals at entranceways are fantastic and must make coming home feel wonderful. :)

chubskulit said...

Fantastic Murals.

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Mom's Place said...

What a beautiful art. Great shot, love it. Happy ABC Wed.

George said...

I don't think I've ever seen such beautifully detailed mosaics on private homes. The mosaics are beautiful and you've done a wonderful job of capturing them.

Indrani said...

Fantastic!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, a wonderful porch, great work of art.

Ann said...

do they repaint them?

magiceye said...

exquisite!

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Very beautiful and gorgeous painting. Informative post.
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Hazel said...

The second shot reminds me of that structure in Ventianne (forgot the name). This one's beautiful.

Cheryl said...

I love murals and frescoes. I think you must live in a beautiful country. I expected more red though.

Joy said...

Wow what a wonderful place to live.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this open art gallery.

Melissa Fletcher said...

Simply stunning

Liz said...

These are beautiful. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is sooo beautiful!! Love the blue color too.

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FM said...

Stunning!

luna miranda said...

amazing frescoes! gorgeous!

RNSANE said...

What incredible works of art, Rajesh. Does a single artist paint an entire home or are they done by groups of painters? I can't imagine the cost of this...however, I am sure they are very reasonable compared to U.S. prices.

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Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos, Rajesh.
— K

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Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciation.

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Indrani said...

Wow! great captures.

Bikramjit said...

Lovely pictures and a good take on the theme ..

THe paintings are so beautiful and nicely preserved toooo

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4U2! said...

So much work!

India Travel said...

Shekhawati is really a pride town of Rajasthan, where still you may find the glimpse of rich heritage of Rajasthan state.

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar said...

Beautiful! Is there any way you could zoom into the patterns and show more detail - that would be lovely.

Cheers!

barunjha said...

Beautiful..