Artist Apindra Swain and his family live in Raghurajpur. Recently, starting from media people to fellow artists have been thronging at his residence since the news of the Chief Minister giving his ‘Pattachitra’ to Pope Francis as a gift broke.
Puri: Heritage crafts village Raghurajpur in Puri district was adopted by the Bank of India as a ‘digital village’, said the nationalised bank’s general manager SK Agarwal said today. Initially 20 point of sale (PoS) machines are installed by the Bank of India in Raghurajpur while 200 savings bank accounts have been opened by the […]
Once the tourism sector in Odisha revives after the Covid pandemic, a visual treat would greet the tourists when they step into Raghurajpur, the heritage village of Puri. Amidst a raging pandemic that has drawn curtains on the livelihood of the artists, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with the state culture department came up with an innovative idea and organised a traditional Mural camp (pattachitra) at Raghurajpur from June 9 to 13, 2021. Families of as many as 150 artisans participated in this camp by painting the walls and the front portion of their own houses. The Akademi will provide Rs 10,000 remuneration to each family while five best works would receive awards, informed Akademi president and acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.
Puri: Coronavirus pandemic has been festering around the world since the beginning of 2020. The brutish virus has affected life and livelihood of many. With no exception, the traditional Pattachitra art of Puri district’s Raghurajpur village has also faced the heat. Cyclone Fani in the mid-2019 and now the coronavirus pandemic have proved to be […]