Vahanvati Mata, Mata ni Pachedi painting by Dilip Chittara

Rs. 109,000.00
Rs. 109,000.00
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Vahanvati Mata is the patron saint of sailors so her vahan has his hooves planted firmly on a boat with flying sails and drifts on waves teeming with aquatic life. She goes by other names—Shikotar, Harsiddhi—and is worshipped by seafarers and traders, and Rajputs as well as Vaghris. (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:   41 x 72 inches
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
  • Mata ni Pachedi by Dilip  Chittara
  • The image shown here is representative to help visualise the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
  • Made on cloth with natural colours made by the artist
  • COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
  • This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks