- Cyclone Fani which has hit part of the coastal district of Puri has inflicted heavy damage on the creation of ‘Pattachitra’ artists.
- The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words Patta, meaning canvas and Chitra meaning picture.Most of these paintings depict stories of Hindu deities.
- Pattachitra or Patachitra is a traditional cloth-based scroll painting based in the eastern Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal.Patachitra art form is known for its intricate details as well as mythological narratives and folktales inscribed in it.
- These paintings are based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava sect.All colours used in the Paintings are natural.Pattachitra has also a geographical indication(GI) tag from Odisha state.
- Further,paintings are made in an old traditional way by Chitrakars that is Oriya Painter.Almost all of the Chitrakar community hails from a small village in Puri district called Raghurajpur.
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