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Chinhhari arts Wrought iron jaali with wooden frame Baster Raath yatra Jaali - Chinhhari Arts store
Chinhhari arts Wrought iron jaali with wooden frame Baster Raath yatra Jaali - Chinhhari Arts store
Chinhhari arts Wrought iron jaali with wooden frame Baster Raath yatra Jaali - Chinhhari Arts store
Chinhhari arts Wrought iron jaali with wooden frame Baster Raath yatra Jaali - Chinhhari Arts store

Chinhhari arts Wrought iron jaali with wooden frame Baster Raath yatra Jaali - WIWJ010

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Bastar Dussehra is the unique cultural trait of Chhattisgarh. Celebrated by the local people of the state with sufficient vigor, the festival of Dussehra connotes to the supreme power of goddess Danteswari. During Dussera, the inhabitants of Bastar organizes special worship ceremonies at the Danteswari temple of Jagadalpur
It is believed that Maharaja Purushaottam Deo first initiated the festival of Dussehra in the early hours of 15th century. Bastar to take part in this holy festival. During the entire ten days of the occasion, the respected Raj family of Bastar arrange worship sessions in which the ancient arms of the Goddess Danteswari are treated as divine elements. One of the inherent traits of Bastar Dussehra is that the control of the state is formally transferred to the Diwan keeping the Zamindar and similar important personalities as witnesses. Kunwar amavasya is the first day of dussera. On the night of the first day the customary transfer of control takes place. A mystique characteristics of this ceremony is that before handing over the power to the Diwan, a girl who is believed to have possessed the spiritual powers is asked for permission. This girl is seen with a wooden sword and stands in a war-like posture. The second day of dussehra is called pratipada which is followed by aarti and salami. On the ninth day, the Raja of Bastar welcomes goddess Danteswari who comes to the entrance of the city in a doli or palanquin. The tenth day of the festival is called dussehra when the Raja organizes a darbar where people come and present their requests. Also aarti ceremony is held on the last day of dussehra. The dussehra festival is a famous event of India. But the dussehra of Bastar is completely different from the commonly known festival of the country. Bastar Dussehra celebrate the divine bliss of Goddess Danteswari who is the revered deity of all the existing tribes of Chhattisgarh


Link for reference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastar_Dussehra


Dimension (HxWxD) 17.5x54x1 inch


Wrought Iron handicraft also known as “Pitva Art “ is an Ancient art form, made by a very small Tribal community of Bastar, Chhattisgarh. They use mostly waste or left out Iron pieces, cut it manually by chisel and hammer and heat it by charcoal. Mostly all the human and animal figures are made of single piece of sheet by manual hammering work of a hot metal piece. To make a joint they use Rivets. NO Welding machine, cutting machine, mold are used to make an artifact and that makes it a true handicraft. When you touch and feel the product you can see the hard work behind each and every piece.
After making, each and every piece is treated with Red oxide to avoid Rust in future and then 3 layer of oil paint (Mat Finish) is done to finish the product. For the maintenance, in long run we recommend to gently clean it with Cotton and oil .Each and every piece will last for lifetime.
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