Shrinathji

Janmashthmi Pichwai

Shrinathji is the presiding deity of the Pushtimarg Vaishnava religion. The spiritual home of Shrinathji is in Nathdwara, near Udaipur. Though devotees flock to the temple town for darshan eight times a day, festivals such as Janmashtami, Sharad Purnima, and Holi receive large crowds. Devotees often tend to leave this place of devotion with a… Read more »

Gopashtami Pichwai with Twenty Shringars

Shrinathji is the presiding deity of the Pushtimarg Vaishnava religion. The spiritual home of Shrinathji is in Nathdwara, near Udaipur. Though devotees flock to the temple town for darshan eight times a day, festivals such as Janmashtami, Sharad Purnima, and Holi receive large crowds. Devotees often tend to leave with a special souvenir, that is,… Read more »

Pichwai: Raas Leela

A raas leela pichwai of Shrinathji on a full moon night. At the top of the frame, the moon is prominently displayed along with a clear star-speckled sky. Outside among the banana and mango trees, Shrinathji plays the raas leela with his gopis. Multiple forms of Krishna are found among the gopis, holding hands and… Read more »

Pichwai: Shrinathji

Shrinathji is the presiding deity of the Vaishnava sect called the Pushtimarg, and his worship is centred in the temple at Nathdwara in Rajasthan. He is an incarnation of Krishna as a seven-year-old boy; the iconography seen in this pichwai is the classic characterisation of the deity. Pichwais are textile embroideries or paintings that were… Read more »