Saturday, March 19, 2011

Holi : The festival of Colors

"Holi : The festival of Colors" - Acrylics on 12" x 12" Acrylic Paper

"मत डारो पिचकारी। मैं सगरी भिजगई सारी॥
जीन डारे सो सनमुख रहायो। नहीं तो मैं देउंगी गारी॥
भर पिचकरी मेरे मुखपर डारी। भीजगई तन सारी॥
लाल गुलाल उडावन लागे। मैं तो मनमें बिचारी॥
मीरा कहे प्रभु गिरिधर नागर चरनकमल बलहारी॥"
Happy Holi to all my colorful readers..!!!
Holi (Basant-Utsav) is a religious festival celebrated mainly in India to welcome the season of Spring
 But the famous region for Holi celebration is Brij, Land of Lord Krishna. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna started the tradition of playing with colors during the festival.

These days the commercial aspect of celebration has led to an increase
 in the use of synthetic colours. But traditionally the colours are made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors. 
The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. 
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance. For wet colours, traditional flowers of Palash are boiled and soaked in water over night to produced yellow coloured water, which also had medicinal properties.

You can read some more things about "Holi" form Wikipedia too..
With some more colorful painting, I will be back soon..
Take care and have Happy Colorful Weekend..


  1. cool..,nice and colorful.opt for today's festival.'HAPPY HOLI"rachana.

  2. Such a vibrant painting ! love the colours!

  3. what brand acrylic paint you use?do you use any medium for blending?pls help me by giving a soln

  4. Hi friend..!! Glade to see u again..!!
    I got ur question, its just I was not able to find out you, or ur contact mail id.
    I am using Liquitex Basics, and not using any medium for blending.
    Hope u got ur answer..

  5. *sigh* Rachana... will you ship to Dubai?? These are so so gorgeous.. really!! I love all your paintings.. your work is awesome!!

  6. Very colorful!!!! I love your artwork.

  7. Gorgeous painting and I love the bright colors. May I ask where you get inspiration for your Indian paintings? Do you draw them out of your imagination or do you have reference pics? May I also ask how much this painting would cost to be shipped within USA?

  8. omg!! just amazing...loved all your paintings..the colors are just WOWWWW!!! tooo good !!

  9. Beauiful! gorgeous! Each of your paintings depict their mood perfectly.colors , composition and everything falls perfectly with the theme.AMAZING .


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