Posted: 17.08.2006
By Sushil Bafana
Prof. Asok. K. Bhattacharya, an eminent historian, inaugurated the exhibition. Shilpi Sri Dhirendranath Brahma, former head of the Department Of Indian Style Of Painting, Govt. College Of Art And Craft, was chief guest.
Posted: 16.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
In my farewell panel Mahashraman is singing a song ‘ Shasan kalpataru... rakho rakho rakhwali ’. It describes, by implication, the Terapanth sect, as well as addressing Acharya Tulsi to be its spiritual protector, even as Acharya Tulsi has left for his heavenly abode on 23rd June 1997 at Gangashahar (Bikaner, Rajasthan). His demise is a fact of mortality. His presence through bodily absence is, in fact, so...
Posted: 15.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
In the nether part of the panel main entrance of Jain Vishva Bharti, Ladnun , is drawn and at the right end of the entrance is shown a fruit tree which symbolises fruitfulness of purpose for which Vishva Bharti was founded. The logo of Jain Vishva Bharti Institute (Deemed University) is drawn in brown colour. Established in 1991 , it is situated in Jain Vishva Bharti, Ladnun. These two institutions are the...
Posted: 14.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
The scene in panel 5 shifts to Rajasthan. In the nether part of the panel a logo of ‘ Terapantha Yuvak Parishad ’, established in Bikaner in 1964 with a motto of service, dedication, and organisation, is shown in a pink lotus. At the upper part of the panel, a black milestone with a logo of ‘Mahila Mandal’ ( ma ma ) inscribed on it is shown. The Mandal was established in 1968 in Bidasar. These two...
Posted: 13.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
A year before Tulsi came to Kolkata his followers established ‘ Mitra Parishad ’ in 1958 , with the motto of Seva (service) and Samarpan (dedication). In the course of his journey on foot Acharya Tulsi arrived at Kolkata. Before his arrival he travelled many provinces in his pada-yatra. Hence, the phrase ‘ Jai Guru charaiveti ’ at the end of a flag. In the upper section ‘Sammed Shikhar’ a mumukshu...
Posted: 12.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
A regular evening prayer in Terapanth sect was, initiated by Acharya Tulsi, has been shown: ‘ Om jai jai tribhuvan … ’. A dark patch in the sky suggests evening time with associated images, namely the sky, the moon, a star, an owl on a tree, and a village girl waiting for her cattle to return home...
Posted: 11.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Panel 2 starts with the picture of Mantri Muni in a sitting posture. An orange flag with the digits 5,6,7,8 and 9 as well as with the sun and the moon is seen on his person. The digits denote the fact that he has seen all five Acharyas of the Terapanth sect. The sun and the moon represent time...
Posted: 10.08.2006
By Dr. Manju Nahata
The subject matter of this mural is the life of Acharya Tulsi. First, I have shown Yaksha (as protector) whose face resembles Ganesha’s. He is shown in a standing posture, with his left foot towards the space of the entire mural (signifying past) and his right foot towards the present. Yaksha’s ‘navel’ (i.e. the centre of energy) appears exactly at the centre of the mural (considered in its height). The...

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