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Tanjore Painting - Krishna Betrothal
Size (WxDxH) : 37" x 4" x 49" inches (With Frame Included)
Painting only Size: 32" x 44" inches
ABOUT TANJORE PAINTINGS
Tanjore painting is a form of painting, with a unique style which originated in Tanjavoor.The creation of this painting involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous art work.These paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colors, compact composition and breathtaking beauty. It comes in three finishes normal, antique and embossed.
The auspicious ‘Rukmini Kalyanam’ or Rukmini’s Betrothal depicted in the painting is preceded by a dramatic set of events. The daughter of king Bhishmaka, Rukmini was a princess of alluring beauty, who went on to become the first consort queen of Krishna. Also known as Vaidarbhi, as she belonged to the Vidarbha kingdom, Rukmini was a sister to five brothers. Her elder brother Rukmi sought a powerful political alliance through her marriage with Shishupala, the prince of Chedi. Rukmini, who had long given her heart to Krishna, sent a message to Krishna detailing the events of treachery behind her marriage. On the morning of the swayamvara (a regal practice of choosing a fitting suitor for princesses), Rukmini made a getaway with Lord Krishna on a customary visit to the temple of goddess Katyayani. Upon reaching Dwarka, Rukmini was welcomed by Devaki and the others, and a grand wedding ceremony was held.
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