Handpainted Diyas in Mithila Painting

(Please click on the pictures for a larger detailed view of the works)

During Diwali this year and last year I posted hand painted Diya (earthen Lamps ) in the motifs of Mithila / Madhubani Paintings. Here I am posting some of those Diyas individually for a detail view of the work. Hope you like them. 

(Read: Diwali Decor: Handpainted Diya and Aripan from Mithila and Diwali Decorations in Mithila theme  )


Diya(earthen lamps) also known as are lamps , usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil . They are important to Hindu traditional worship rituals.

Diya are important element to Diwali celeberations where lighted Diyas signify triumph of good over evil.

Here, as part of decorations basic earthen diya are handpainted in the motifs of Mithila / Madhubani Painting with elements of Shankh, Kamal (Lotus), Deep etc.

Base : Earthen Lamp or Diya made with Clay

Paint: Acrylic paints

Tool: Brush

Artist Nupur Nishith

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