Depiction of Kali in Madhubani Painting

Artist from Madhubani2019


Kolkata, West Bengal, India

It is believed by many that Madhubani paintings have had connections with Tantric rituals. The Tantric style of Madhubani painting is different in terms of use of Tantric motifs. With time, this rich traditional art form has also made a significant space for itself, beyond just expressions in domestic rituals. Artistic excellence and stylizations demonstrating highly refined skills have organically evolved from within the traditional painter community. This frame depicts different dieties - Kali, Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Ganesh along with Tantric motifs, creating an extremely rich and interesting artwork.


  • Title: Depiction of Kali in Madhubani Painting
  • Creator: Artist from Madhubani
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location: Madhubani
  • Subject Keywords: Crafts, Madhubani Painting, Artists, Madhubani, Bihar, Mithila, Geographical Indication.
  • Rights: Banglanatak.com
  • Medium: Natural colour on paper
  • About the craft: Madhubani Painting is a ritualistic form of painting that was originally practised in the erstwhile Mithila region of India and especially in Madhubani district of Bihar, after which it is named. It was traditionally painted by women on walls during various rituals and ceremonies. The artform over the years evolved into paintings on paper and eventually other materials. The subjects of Madhubani art include different passages of life such as birth, marriage, as well as festivals including Holi, Kali Puja, Durga Puja, etc.

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