Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rare old print from India~Pithori festival

Chitrashala Press, Poona. 1940's                  SIZE: 9in x 14in

Pithori is a propitiatory festival observed on the Shravan new moon i.e. Amavasya or the last day of Shravan (August-September). The seven chief goddesses and the sixty-four yoginis or divine attendants of Goddess Durga are worshipped by married women for gaining progeny and happiness. The name is derived from Pitha (flour), from which the images are made for worship.