On November 15th, 2022 (Tuesday), the Thanjavur Painting orientation session for 12 participants of the weekday batch was conducted with the traditional lighting of the lamp, in presence of Swami Raghunayakananda, Director of our center. Course Instructor, Smt. Krishnaveni presented an overview of the 40-session Traditional Thanjavur Painting program, which includes sketching, preparing board, clay art, setting of beads and finally painting any one of God’s pictures. Even for those who are neophytes, who do not know anything about art or sketching, a special teacher has been engaged to teach the nuances of this ancient art form to beginners.
In his blessings, Director Swamiji stressed the need to develop a spiritual attitude while creating the final picture of a form of God–this is a 1200-year old 9th -century traditional art form, which is being preserved at our center through the contribution and dedication of teachers, who pour their heart out to preserve this vanishing art form. As this type of traditional art form requires a degree of mental and spiritual maturity along with calmness, enrolment is open to any interested student from 18 to 60 years!