Khodiyar Maata, Mata ni Pachedi by Chandrakant Bhulabhai
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“I have called on the Goddess and found her within myself”
~ Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon
Khodiyar Mata is a goddess worshiped mainly in the Gujarat and in some parts of Rajasthan in India. Once she saved her brother's life who was bit by a venomous bite by journeying underwater to the Nagaloka and taking the elixir of life with her. Khodiyar Mata suffered an injury to the foot on her journey. So she was came back to the surface of the water on a crocodile. because of the injury in leg she couldn't walk properly , that's why she was called Khodi(Khodiyar Mata) and the Crocodile is attributed as her vehicle.
When the nomadic Vaghera community was not allowed to visit temples, they created their own temples in their homes by painting these stunning incarnations of the mother goddess on big cloth paintings. It is one of the few folk art forms which involves both block printing as well as free hand drawing.
Many times such textiles in Mata ni Pachedi art are donated by devotees after the fulfilment of wishes. These goddesses keep members of the devotee's family healthy. They control the rains and weather, cure animal diseases and guard the region against natural as well as supernatural calamities (Gatwood 1985), denoted here is Khodiyar Maata whose vehicle is the crocodile
- Size: 19 inches by 13 inches
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
- Handpainted in Kalamkari style on canvas
- The image shown here is representative to help visualise the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
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