BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

Traditional Tribal Mural Art of Odisha's Saura Community



  Oct 05, 2023

Idital:Tribal Painting


Idital: Traditional Tribal Mural Artistry of Odisha's Saura Community

In Odisha, particularly in the Rayagada district, various tribal communities have a rich tradition of mural painting known as "Idital." These paintings are a unique form of expression that use rice powder on a background of red oxide. Here are some important tribes in Odisha known for their Idital paintings:
 
Saura Tribe: The article mentions the Saura community as the creators of Idital paintings. They are the primary artists known for these traditional tribal murals. The Saura people create various types of Idital paintings for specific occasions and rituals.
 
Scheduled Tribes: While the Saura community is highlighted, it's important to note that Odisha is home to several Scheduled Tribes, each with its own unique art forms and traditions. Many of these tribes may have their own variations of mural paintings or artistic expressions.
 
Tribal Artisans: The artists involved in creating these Idital paintings are primarily tribal artisans from the region. They may not belong to a single specific tribe but rather represent the broader tribal communities in the area.
 
These tribal mural paintings are not only a form of art but also a means for the tribal communities to express their reverence for deities, forefathers, and the well-being of their villages. The diversity of themes in Idital paintings reflects the tribal lifestyle, agriculture, hunting, rituals, and the natural world.
 
This initiative by the Odisha Lalit Kala Academy not only showcased the artistic talents of these tribal communities but also provided them with an opportunity to share their culture and heritage with a broader audience. It's a testament to the rich artistic traditions that thrive in the tribal regions of Odisha.
 

GOBARdhan Scheme: Turning Cow Dung into Clean Energy in Bihar

The GOBARdhan scheme, initiated in 2018, is bringing transformation to villages in Bihar, India. The scheme, an integral part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, focuses on converting cow dung into methane gas for household use. In villages like Bataspur, Donha, and Sakri-Wajidpur, methane gas is piped directly into homes, offering an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional fuels. The initiative not only promotes cleanliness by managing cow dung but also provides income opportunities for cattle rearers who sell cow dung. This sustainable approach aims to benefit both rural households and the environment.
 


Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
MULE ACCOUNTS AND RBI’S MEASURES
 
INDIA: COUNTER-PIRACY IN RED SEA
 
Indian Navy anti-piracy operation
 
LANDFILLS:WASTE MANAGEMENT CRISIS IN INDIA'S MEGA CITIES
 
Producer Price Index (PPI) in India: Understanding the Basics
 
STARTUPS for SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA
 
INDIA’S CHALLENGE OF URBAN FLOODS
 
SEPARATION OF POWERS IN INDIA
 
INDIA-TAIWAN RELATIONS: A GROWING PARTNERSHIP
 
GLOBAL “SWING STATES” AND THE WORLD ORDER
 
CONSTITUTION BENCH OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
 
KARGIL WAR 25TH ANNIVERSARY
 
MARXIST SCHOOL OF MORALITY AND ETHICS
 
MIDDLE CLASS VALUES
 
SAFE HARBOUR RULES IN INDIA