A jatri poti/boti or jatra patta is a pilgrimage scroll that a devotee brings back with him as a souvenir. It also acts as a mobile shrine for anyone unable to visit the temple.
This particular Patta depicts different icons and practices of Lord Jagannatha, considered an incarnation of Vishnu. Lord Jagannath’s siblings – Balabhadra and Subhadra – are also part of this triad with their mythological stories depicted in certain panels. The border panels depict different avatars of Vishnu.
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TitleThiya Bodiya Jatri Boti
Periodlate 20th century
MediumGouache and ink on handmade canvas using paper and cloth
DimensionsH: 102.5 cm x W: 78.5 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art