Madhubani painting is believed to have originated in the era of Ramayana and is an ancient Indian tradition that has survived and has been loved till date. A famous rural art form of the Mithila region of Bihar, the Madhubani paintings are appreciated by art lovers the world over.
The awe-inspiring traditional Madhubani paintings will now spill their magic on the walls of the Madhubani railway station of Bihar. This will not only change the face of the Madhubani station but will also attract the visitors towards them and reveal the ancient culture of the place.
The painting work on the station started on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti this year and is expected to be completed by October 7.
A non-government organization named Craftwala has initiated the effort of beautifying walls of Madhubani station with Madhubani paintings. The paintings will stretch across an area more than 7000 square feet and involve around 100 artists.
Artists from all walks of life are participating in the process with their labor. The railway department is also making contributions in the work. This will be the first time when people will get to see Madhubani paintings depicting the culture, traditions, religion, folk festivals, food, nature and a number of other things at one place.
Convener of the NGO and a resident of Thadhi village of Madhubani district, Rakesh Kumar Jha revealed that the painting stretching across such a large area can have its name in the Guinness World Record.
He said that the largest painting presently registered with the Guinness Book of Records measures 4566 square feet. In India, the largest painting recorded measures 720 square feet.
Madhubani railway station is not the first railway station of the country to be decked up by the beauty of Madhubani paintings. Though not on such a large scale, Samastipur railway station of Bihar also has Madhubani paintings embellished on its walls.