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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A young Indian priest boy

Hi
This is a water color portrait of a young boy..
In India, the Hindu tradition was that young boys were sent to 'Gurukuls'( Teacher's Abode) to stay and study with their GURU, or teacher,till they became adults and acomplished their educational goals.The goal was - all round developement of their personalities while they had nothing that could distract them..After they completed their education they were free to return to their homes and persue material world .
In some ways, it was like a boarding, but without any luxuries!
In some places, this practice still exists ( although not as tough as in older times)..and these little boys are called 'brahmchaaris'( A person who shuns wordly pleasures).They learn Yoga, Sanskrit and traditional values as well as the reguler education.

So i got a picture of this little 'Brahmchaari'in traditional hindu dress..and decided to paint him.He came out a fine rendering...
What do you think?


2 comments:

  1. u r absolutely correct.., but nowadays, its bit tough to find such a young indian priest :)
    nicely written

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  2. Beautiful painting. I'll be back to see more.

    thanks for your visit.

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