Manjusha Art

“Manjusha Art” is the heritage of Anga Pradesh. According to Vedic historians, this art is the art of the Indus-Valley civilization. In which the story of ‘BihulaBishari’ is depicted. It is the first folk traditional art in Asia. Which is a full story. This art originated in the state capital, Champa.Which is currently located in Bhagalpur Bihar. Based on folklore and folklore, Bihula traveled to heaven by water carrying the body of her famine, fictitious, serpent-bitten husband Bala-Lakhendra in a multi-story boat NumaManjusha built by DevShilpiVishwakarma, and returned her dead husband alive and called Sati. . This incident is the story of Shiva’s human daughter Mansha, Chandra Saudagar and Bihula’s rituals, struggle in the Anga region.

The human figure depicted in Manjusha or Kalash is similar to that of English. In human figures,right leg and left hand and left hand and left foot are linearly separated. An eye is long which comes out of the face. The pictures have no ears while the hair is curly and adorned with flowers. It is necessary to have a crest and a mustache in a male figure, while two circles are used for the bulging of the chest in a female figure.The neck of the male is shorter than the neck of the female characters. In this painting, a thick line is used and the hair is shown not with lines but with colors. There is a tradition of showing the five sisters of the poisonous together in a snake-form. Where the character has to show domination, the hair is kept open.The pictures depict Bihula with her open hairstyle and a portrait of Manjusha or Nag in front of it, while the drawing of Mansa depicts the nectar Kalash in the right hand of the goddess and the picture of Nag in the left hand. Embellishments are predominant in women’s clothes.

Pink, yellow and green colors are mainly used in painting. In some cases, the common auxiliary colors associated with these three colors, such as green and orange, are also used. Black color is used in the human shape to bring out the snake-venom. These colors have esoteric and symbolic meanings.The pink and yellow colors signify excitement and exuberance, while green is a symbol of gloom and growth. The traditional artist of Manjushapainting, Chakravarti Devi used natural colors. But now posters, water, oil and ‘acrylic color’ are being used.

The construction of Manjusha art in Bhagalpur and its adjoining areas till about a decade ago today, due to limited earning during the puja, the active potter and Mali artists from Manjuha were other means of employment.A Stagnation in Manjusha Art in Globalization and the Changing Culture: Some very enthusiastic predictors also predict young men and women of traditional artists from Juda, NABARD and Disha and art admirers like Dr. Omprakash Pandey, Jyotish Chandra Sharma, Dr. A ManojPandit An army manjusha became active in arts with renewed vigor.

Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan
Patliputra Industrial Area
Patna – 800 013. Bihar. India.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

Meeting Hours:

Artisans/Weavers can meet Director on every Saturday between 3:00PM to 5:00 PM.

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