AMBE MATA: Mata ni Pachedi painting by Dilip Chittara
Ambika or Ambaji Mata are also names of the goddess derived from the word ‘ambe’ or mother. She is sometimes portrayed riding a lion or a tiger. Armed with a trident, a sword and shield, among other accoutrements, Ambe Mata is the angry or ‘rudra’ avatar of Shakti and her vahan underlines this fearlessness. Given her mount, she is also referred to as Vagheswari, vagh being the Gujarati word for tiger.
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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