Friday, October 13, 2017

Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Dolls - Daruma Dolls

Here's the video of the Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu dolls

These dolls are also called as Daruma dolls styled on 'Bodhi Dharma' of China. This Bodhi Dharma was supposed to be a prince from South India who travelled to China and taught Kalaripayattu which became the Karate and he also taught Dhyana which became Zen meditation.

Following is a video of wooden Daruma doll pair of Mysore Man and Woman which was designed by me. This was created at Channapatna.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Deepa Soundarya 2017 Invite

Deepa Soundarya 2017

Deepa Soundarya 2017 was inaugurated by Prof. M. Krishnegowda, Retd. Principal, St. Philomena's College, Mysuru, on 5th October 2017 at 4.30 pm.

Keelu Gauri madeup as Sarvamangala

Aishwarya Lakshmi

Prof. M. Krishnegowda lights the lamp and inaugurates Deepa Soundarya exhibition

L-R: Sri Mahadevappa Past President, Bharat Vikas Parishad Bharadwaja Shakha (BVPBS), Prof. M. Krishnegowda, Dr. B.N. Ranganatha Rao, President, BVPBS, Sri D. Ram Singh, Chairman, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana and Sri Shetty.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chamundi Hill Miniature Model

This is the miniature model of Chamundi Hill in the scale 1:150. It is of the size 18"x 9"x 8" and can be covered over with acrylic box. The model contains the Chamundeshwari temple, statues of Mahishasura and Nandi. A winding road snakes along from bottom to the top carrying colourful vehicles.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Gauri on a Swing

Traditional Kinhala dolls claim a direct descent from the Vijayanagara doll makers. In fact, the doll village of Kinhala is located about 40-45 kms from Hampi, the erstwhile capital of Karnataka empire, the Vijayanagara. About 20-30 families of Chitragars (the name suggests them to be painters) in this tiny village still practice this enduring heritage of doll making.

This colourful doll depicts Goddess Parvati a.k.a. Gauri worshiping a Shivalinga encapsulated within her palms (shown as a black dot) and is seated on a swing. A gentle push rocks the swing back and fro. Kannada for swing is Uyyale and Tottilu means cradle. Even though the Gauri is seated on a swing and hence should be called as Uyyale Gauri, she is rather called as Tottilu Gauri.

The swing represents happiness, abandon and freedom. Traditionally, either a divine couple, or the child Krishna or a lone Parvati are shown seated on a swing. Thus this doll depicts a happy Gauri worshiping her beloved. Hence keeping this doll in the house brings happiness and prosperity.

This Kinhala doll of Tottilu Gauri is made of wood; it is 10 inches tall and 9 inches wide.

Andal the Divine Lover

The cloth stuffed doll of Andal is one of the favourites in Bombe Mane. The divine smile of Goda Devi or Andal is mesmerising. She wears the traditional thomalai (open ended garland), kondai (hair tied in a side bun) and is speaking sweet nothings to her beloved parakeet.

The face has been beautifully crafted in paper mesh. The doll comes in two sizes - 14 inches and 10 inches high.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mysuru - City of Palaces

This Bombe Mane we have unveiled seven miniature models of Palaces of Mysore. These models have been made in eco-friendly Nu-wood. These models are equipped with LED lights which provide internal illumination of the model. Following we have shown two images of each model with and without internal illumination.

Jayalakshmi Vilasa. Currently houses the Folklore Museum of University of Mysore.

Jayalakshmi Vilasa. 
Lalitha Mahal. Currently houses ITDC hotel
Lalitha Mahal.

Chamundi Vihar

Chamundi Vihar

Cheluvamba Vilasa. Currently houses CFTRI - Central Food Technology and Research Institute

Cheluvamba Vilasa

Jaganmohana Palace. Currently houses Jaganmohana Art gallery and Auditorium

Jaganmohana Palace

Rajendra Vilasa atop Chamundi Hill

Rajendra Vilasa

Mysuru Palace