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Unidentified Art village - Raghurajpur(Orissa)

Updated on September 13, 2012

Raghurajpur

Village Infrastructure - beautiful view from inside of hut
Village Infrastructure - beautiful view from inside of hut | Source
Village itself
Village itself | Source
betel leaf plantation - It is called as paan pata in local Indian language
betel leaf plantation - It is called as paan pata in local Indian language | Source
House with paintings having different mythological essence in it
House with paintings having different mythological essence in it | Source
Betel Leafs getting ready for sale
Betel Leafs getting ready for sale | Source
A local artist teaching the way of doing it
A local artist teaching the way of doing it | Source
Myself trying on with palm leaf engraving
Myself trying on with palm leaf engraving | Source
Hollow coconuts getting ready for painting
Hollow coconuts getting ready for painting | Source
After painting done on a coconut
After painting done on a coconut | Source
Bottles getting ready for painting
Bottles getting ready for painting | Source
Cow dung frames
Cow dung frames
Cow dung mouldings
Cow dung mouldings | Source
Cow dung toys
Cow dung toys | Source
Patachitra painting
Patachitra painting | Source
Patachitra painting
Patachitra painting | Source
Patachitra painting
Patachitra painting
Patachitra painting
Patachitra painting | Source
Tussar painting
Tussar painting | Source
Patachitra painting
Patachitra painting | Source
Palm leaf engravings
Palm leaf engravings
Wooden toys, coe dung toys etc
Wooden toys, coe dung toys etc | Source
Wooden toys
Wooden toys | Source
Lord jagganath, subdra and balbadra wooden sculptures
Lord jagganath, subdra and balbadra wooden sculptures | Source
Wooden sculptures
Wooden sculptures
Local artist working on wooden sculptures of Lord Jagganath
Local artist working on wooden sculptures of Lord Jagganath | Source
Myself trying on with pattachitra painting
Myself trying on with pattachitra painting | Source
Border part done
Border part done | Source
Local artist house with mythological paintings
Local artist house with mythological paintings | Source
Village itself
Village itself | Source
Village itself
Village itself | Source
Village itself
Village itself | Source
Door mat preparation
Door mat preparation | Source
Door mat preparation
Door mat preparation | Source
Entrance to the village
Entrance to the village | Source
crafts made by coconut coir
crafts made by coconut coir | Source
Wooden crafts
Wooden crafts | Source

Art Village


RAGHURAJPUR


Also known as “the heritage Crafts village


Location:

It is located in Puri District, State – Orissa, Country – India.

Introduction:

It is a small village situated near Puri, Orissa, Indiaknown for its master Pattachitra painters.

Art and Craft works:



List of works carried out by the villagers –

1, Pattachitra paintings

2, Tussar paintings

3, Stone Idols

4, Traditional Masks

5, Papier Mache

6, Cow dung toys

7, Wooden toys and sculptures

8, Palm leaf engravings

Special features:

As mentioned above village have series of temples dedicated to local deity Bhauasuni and other familiar gods like Radha Mohan, Gopinath, Rghunath, Laxminaryayan and Gouranga.

The works done by these people are marketed in different parts india specially in Delhi hut, Delhi, Kolkata, Shilparamam, Hyderabad and even exported to different countries.

About local people:

People in this village are very friendly and cooperative. The kind of welcome you are going to receive on your visit will be unbelievable and pleasing.

The kind of love and affection shown by them will make you feel like you are in a family.

Not a single villager will force you to buy their products Instead will request you to see them and explains very carefully about the way it is being done.

Good news for travelers and art lovers:

People who want to come, enjoy and experience the village life can stay along with villagers in their houses, eat what they usually eat( which usually consist of pakhalo bhaata – cooked rice soaked in water, vegetable fries, dalma – very famous Orissa dish made of different vegetable and pulsese, dry fish (Non veg) etc), live in the way they live without having to pay anything to them.

Those who want to learn their art craft works are always welcome. They will teach you all the methods and techniques of doing it.

These people travel to different places of India to teach them their art and even foreigners come to this village learn their art and experience their life.





Raghurajpur

It's a great place to explore specially for students of Fine arts and Architecture.

Here they can learn different types and styles of Odhisa art in a very traditional way.

People are very friendly and cooperative over here.

Visitors can live with them and can get taste of their lifestyle that too free of cost.

Amazing place to be explored

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      Aaditya S Kumar 22 months ago

      So nice documentation. Work reflects its purity and traditional importance. Amazing

      Best wishes

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      Sravanti Peri 2 years ago from India

      @Ajit Kumar: thanks for your comments and information.... It will be great and I will be obliged, if you elaborate it further. Information regarding the root level thing which I have not covered.

      Thanks in advance

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      Sravanti Peri 2 years ago from India

      @mitisha Mehta: am really Sorry for late reply...

      My home is nearby and Hence I visited the place in the morning and returend back by evening.. Basically the information is based on one day visit :)

      I hope you have heard of Puri (famous for Lord jagannath). Those who want to visit this place should take a train to puri and get down at Chandanpur station (10kmfrom Puri). From there you can walk or hire auto rickshaw or cycle rickshaw. Best way is to walk...

      If you want to learn their art and experience their life style, you can live with them....

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      Dedicated To People 2 years ago

      Nice to know about you.

      You have explored many things here.

      However, you have not covered the root level things which we help in exploring to our world wide friends.

      Regards

      Ajit Kumar Swain(C.A final, M.com) ( Founder Secretary)

      www.dedicatedtopeople.org

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      Mitisha Mehta 3 years ago

      Hey this is just so amazing!

      How long were you there?

      How do I get in touch with the village ..with respect to staying and learning.

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Yes the work is totally amazing and everything is done manually with natural and environmental friendly products.

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Yes I will update more on it

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Yes, am working on more less known but beautiful places in Orissa.

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Then you can visit this place. People are very good and friendly so definitely you will enjoy your stay there and will also learn a lot.

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Yes am working on it

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Yaa. Yes I need to include more stuff. You are free to ask any question related to it.

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Thanks

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      @ Prabhavati: You are right. I started working on it. I will publish it as soon as I finish it.

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      Thanks am trying my best

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      raoperi 5 years ago

      Good work

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      Chinna11 5 years ago

      Nice work.. The photographs talk more about the art. Photographs taken are really useful. I think you can include more stuff to it in the form of written matter. Any ways photos speaks a lot.

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      Prabhavati 5 years ago

      Good work Peri.. There are many more villages in our country full of mystery an amazing things yet to be explored. If you have known any of them then please do a documentation on it and publish. It will be useful to you and others also.

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      Prabhavati 5 years ago

      Good work peri. There are many more unidentified villages in our country which are full of mystery and amazing things but yet to be explored.

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      Suryakantam 5 years ago

      Seriously its amazing. Even I want to learn.. Traditional way of painting can be matched with anything else.

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      Kasi101 5 years ago

      awesome !!! I never there is such a place in Orissa. Would love to visit there. Please keep on updating more about.

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      saritaprasad 5 years ago

      hey really a good work, I loved the art work they are doing, its totally amazing :)

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      Sravanti Peri 5 years ago from India

      For those who want to explore different interior and less explored parts of India. One of the best place to experience the Village life and best place to learn traditional way of learning Orissa's art and crafts.