Nava Durga Pattachitra Painting by Purusottam Swain

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Purusottam Swain
Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 1.5(ft) by W: 3.5(ft) | H: 18(in) by W: 42(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Canvas

About the Artwork +

Navadurga are nine manifestations of Goddess Parvati in Hinduism, especially worshipped during Navratri and Durga Puja. The nine forms of Durga are often considered collectively as a single deity, mainly among the followers of Shaktism sect of Hinduism, while the nine forms are worshipped on Nine days. According to the Hindu mythology, the nine forms are considered as the nine stages of Parvati during the nine-day long duration of the war with demon-king Mahishasura, where the tenth day is celebrated as the Vijayadashami ('Victory day') among the Hindus and is considered as one of the most important festivals along with the Navaratri. The nine goddess are- 

  • Shailaputri is known as the “Daughter of Mountain”. Her vahana is the bull and she represents Parvati in her stage of childhood.
  • Bharmacharini is known as the “Mother of devotion and penance”. She has no vahana and she represents the goddess in her stage of asceticism. 
  • Chandraghanta is known as the “destroyer of Demons”. Her vahana is the tiger and she represents Parvati in the form of Shakti. 
  • Kushmanda is known as the “Goddess of The Cosmic Egg”. Her vahana is the tiger and she represents Paravati in the form of Mahashakti. 
  • Skandamata is known as the “Goddess of motherhood and children". Her vahana is the Lion and she represents Parvati in her stage of motherhood
  • Katyayani is known as the “Goddess of Power". Her vahana is the Lion and she represents Parvati in the warrior stage.
  • Kalaratri is known as the "Goddess of Auspiciousness and Courage". Her vahana is the donkey and she represents Parvati in her form of destruction.
  • Mahagauri is known as the "Goddess of Beauty and Women". Her vahana is the Ox and she represents Parvati in her form of recovery.
  • Siddhidharti is known as the "Goddess of Supernatural Powers or Siddhis". Her vahana is the Lotus and she represents Parvati in her stage of reaching her highest and supreme form as Mahashakti.


  • Size: 42 x 18 inch
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
  • Handpainted in Pattachitra style on canvas

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Purusottam Swain

Hailing from the village of Raghurajpur, the village of pattachitra artists in India, Purusottam Swain's family has been painting for generations. 

The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Originally from Odisha, Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction. More than anything, the themes are clearly the essence of the art form, conceptualising the meaning of the paintings.

Art Form


Of Painted Temples

As the scorching summer sun rises on the day of Snana Punam, the priests of the Lord Jagannatha temple in Puri, Odisha, take the idols out for their ritualistic bath with 108 pots of water. But, as the tale goes, this caused the gods to catch fever and they needed to take rest to recover! During this fortnight of rest, known as Anasar, the Mahapatra chitrakars (or artists of the village) create an intricately adorned painting of the Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, and Maa Subadhra so that devotees could continue to offer their prayers.

These traditional paintings (chitra), created on fabric (patta) turned into canvas using natural gum and chalk are popularly known as Pattachitra. Since the 12th Century AD, the Pattachitra paintings flourished in the temple town of Puri, with skilled chitrakars adorning canvases, temple walls, and walls of homes during marriages and other festive occasions with detailed artwork.

Heroic tales of gods and goddesses from the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana are painted in bold colours of red, white, and yellow with a distinctive style of sharp fish-like eyes, lyrical swaying bodies, and dots adorning the canvas like jewels and stars sprayed across. Ornate borders of flowers and carved pillars emulate the temple sculpture motifs of Odisha.

The elaborately fashioned imagery of the Pattachitra paintings that originated in the small village of Raghurajpur, Odisha, are now appreciated across the world. Steeped in ancient Indian mythological culture and classical romances, with vibrant colours and outstanding craftsmanship, Pattachitra has become a distinct art form that has captured our imagination.

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