VISAT MATA: Mata ni Pachedi painting by Dilip Chittara
Vis is Gujarati for twenty and haat is arm, making this twenty-armed goddess an invincible warrior. Vishat Mata’s vahan, a gift from Lord Vishnu, is a black buffalo. She is often found on chandarvos or canopies and is one of the most important goddesses of the Vaghri tribe. It is believed that Vishat Mata created a drummer-man from the sweat of her breasts; Vaghris believe they are descended from this man. (Source: Sarmaya)
Mata ni pachedi literally means “behind the mother goddess”, and is a cloth that constitutes a temple of the goddess. When people of the nomadic Vaghari community of Gujarat were barred from entering temples, they made their own shrines with depictions of the Mother Goddess on cloth. This ingenuous solution is believed to be the origin of Mata ni Pachedi, the sacred art, which is now revered by all.
Dilip Chittara is a 5th generation Mata ni Pachedi artist. Dilip ji is both a national and state award winner. His is one of the 10 families left who are practicing this art and reside in Ashoknagar(near Ahmedabad in Gujarat).
- Size: 24 inches by 36 inches
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- Mata ni Pachedi by Dilip Chittara
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