Warli painting of Holi festival

Holi festival painting by Asmita Bhoye, class 8, Varwada ashramshala, Tal. Talasari, Dist. Palghar ( अस्मिता शंकर भोये, इयत्ता आठवी, वरवाडा आश्रमशाळा, जि. पालघर). This is a warli painting of Holi festival, also known as festival of colours, festival of spring and festival of love. This painting in Warli art style, is a bronze medal winning artwork in Khula Aasmaan painting competition for children for the period from January to March 2019.

Warli painting of Holi festival is a medal winning painting from Khula Aasmaan painting competition for children
Warli painting of Holi festival is a medal winning painting from Khula Aasmaan painting competition for children

Asmita talks about her holi festival painting in warli art form

Listen to Asmita Shankar Bhoye ( class 8 ), Warvada Ashramshala, Tal. Talasari, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Asmita talks to Milind Sathe of Khula Aasmaan about her painting of “Holi” festival.

Warli painting

Warli painting is a style of tribal art mostly created by the tribal people from the North Sahyadri Range in India. This range encompasses cities such as Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Palghar, Mokhada, and Vikramgad of Palghar district. This tribal art or warli art was originated in Maharashtra, where it is still practiced today.

Holi festival

Holi is popularly known as “festival of spring”, the “festival of colours”, or the “festival of love”.  Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest season. It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (full moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Calendar, in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun, which falls around middle of March in the Gregorian calendar.  Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all festival of colours, where people smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and colour each other. (source : Wikipedia)

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