Navagunjara Pattachitra Silk Handloom Saree
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DescriptionNavagunjara- A creature composed of nine different animals emerged in the Hindu Epic ‘Mahabharata’. This animal motif is most unique in the Pata-Chitra (a style of painting) popular in Odisha.
The creature is known as one of the Avatar of Lord Vishnu which represents the Virat-Rupa of Vishnu. In the Odia version of Mahabharata by poet Sarala Das, who recites the legend of Navagunjara, no other Mahabharata has this story. Once, when Arjuna was doing sacrament on a hilltop, Vishnu appeared to him as Navagunjara. The creature has the head of a rooster, and stands on three feet, those of an elephant, tiger and deer or horse; the fourth limb is a raised human arm carrying a lotus or a wheel. The beast has the neck of a peacock, the back or hump of a bull and the waist of a lion; the tail is a serpent. Initially, Arjuna was terrified as well as mesmerized by the strange creature and raises his bow to shoot it. Finally, Arjuna realizes that Navagunjara is a manifestation of Vishnu and drops his weapons, bowing before Navagunjara.
Taking inspiration from this legend, the Navagunjara motif in the Aanchal of the saree displays Arjuna bowing in front of Navagunjara. The Pata-Chitra motifs are done intricately and look very enlightening on the maroon base. The body of the saree embraces striking ‘Jhoti’ motifs which look very elegant. The saree has wonderfully done flower motifs alongside the border and adds to the charm of this gorgeous art.
The saree is woven and designed by National Awardee from Raghurajpur.
Length – 6.3 Mtrs
Wrap*weft (Tana*Bana) – Silk*Silk
Fabric – 2ply*4ply Mulberry Silk
Blouse Piece – Yes
Color hues may vary from that which appears in the image
Purchasing this product would render 8 Days of livelihood.
- Suggested dry cleaning
- Please Do not squeeze or wring
- Store in clean, dry place away from insects, dust, excessive light and moisture.