Puri Painting, Calcutta, "Juggernaut Festival", late 19th Century
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- Jagannath Temple
- Distemper on cloth
- 50 by 40 in. (127 by 101.6 cm.)
The painting depicts the shrine of the Jagannath temple at Puri with the principal deities Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Balibhadra at the center. The Dasavataras of Vishnu are placed within pilastered niches in a register above.
Paintings such as these and brightly colored wood carvings of the deities are purchased by pilgrims who flock to the shrine annually to celebrate the Ratha Yatra festival.