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Pahari painting is the name given to Rajput paintings, made in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir states of India. These paintings developed and flourished during the period of 17th to 19th century. Indian Pahari  paintings have been done mostly in miniature forms.

Styles of Pahari Painting.

 Pahari paintings of India can be divided into two distinct categories, on the basis of their geographical range, namely:

  • Basohli and Kulu Style (Influenced by Chaurpanchasika style)
  • Guler and Kangra Style (Based on cooler colors and refinement)

History of Pahari painting

Pahari paintings have been widely influenced by the Rajput paintings, because of the family relations of the Pahari Rajas with royal court at Rajasthan. One can also see strong influence of the Gujarat and Deccan paintings. With the emergence of Bhakti movement, new themes for Indian Pahari paintings came into practice. The Shaiva-Shakta themes were supplemented by argot poetry and folk songs of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama. At the same time, the themes of the paintings revolved around love and devotion also. There was also illustration of great epics, puranas, etc. The depiction of Devi Mahatmya manuscript painted at Kangra, in 1552, has been much acclaimed

Types of Pahari Paintings

 

  1. Basohli Paintings
  2. Bilaspur Paintings
  3. Chamba Paintings
  4. Garhwal Paintings
  5. Guler Kangra Style Paintings
  6. Jammu Paintings
  7. Jasrota Paintings
  8. Kulu Paintings
  9. Mandi Paintings
  10. Mankot Paintings
  11. Nurpur Paintings

 

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