Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Painting birds gives a different type of joy to a watercolorist.The different colors and shapes of birds are the points of attraction and that makes a painting more beautiful.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Vitthala Temple (Hampi) is located on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka state. Being a World Heritage monument, the ruins of the temple are in a moderately good state of preservation. The Vitthala Temple, Karnataka is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has quite a good reputation in using both, the variety of styles that characterizes the shrines within the temple courtyard and the fineness and daintiness of the carvings that embellish them. The unimaginable and artistic sculptural work of the temple is a depiction and an example of Vijayanagar Art at its best. The outer pillars of the Vitthala Temple in Hampi in India are known as the 'Musical Pillars'. The reason is that these pillars start echoing when they are banged. But now the practice of banging is discouraged to avoid further dent.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer city.Evidence points to its having existed during the Fourth century B.C. Lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were destroyed by Aurangzeb, a Mogul ruler and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be the only temple in the world dedicated to this deity. It stands on a high plinth with the Marble steps leading up to it. Many Ghats run down to the Holy Lake where pilgrims are constantly bathing in the holy waters. Joining people at the GHATS (Stairs on the banks of a river or lake) has to be with some respect for their culture and privacy. And for this reason, removing shoes before approaching the ghats, no smoking and restraining from photographing bathing people is well avoidedThe famed waters of the Pushkar lake wash away the sins of a lifetime. The mystical water is also believed to cure skin diseases, making Pushkar the Lourdes of the East.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Varanasi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga River in Varanasi. It is believed that people are cleansed physically, mentally and spiritually at Ganga Ghats. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. For thousands of years people have been thronging these Ghats to offer their morning prayers to the rising sun. There are more than 100 ghats along side Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Kabir Ghat and Assi Ghat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Narrow lanes of Indian villages look very beautiful in the morning. When bright sunlight falls in, it creates a very picturesque scene. I have tried to capture that moment in this watercolor. The light stream is falling on an old house and generating a beautiful play of light and shade…

Saturday, April 11, 2009


The atmosphere after rains get stopped looks very beautiful.This is a scene of an evening after rains in Udaipur.The twilight is making reflections on the wet terrain and the remains of clouds are creating effect of a rainy day...

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Deviating from my main interest, I have done this small watercolor .I like horses very much, especially Ponnies.The soft hair and skin looks so cute.This painting is done on a handmade paper of coarse grain.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


This time a gate from the city wall of Udaipur.This is Hathi Pole. There is a big market of Handicraft near this gate. This gate is one of the most famous gates of Udaipur.The city wall is no more presentely but this gate is still stand as a memory of old Udaipur.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Lake Palace(Udaipur) is one of the most romantic hotels in the world. It is situated in the centre of Lake Pichhola.Presentely this palace is a five star hotel of The Taj Group of Hotels. It is snow white in color. Boat is the only way of conveyance to go to Lake Palace. It has become the synonym of Udaipur, The city of Lakes….

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Jodhpur is one of the most beautiful cities in rajasthan. The old city is protacted by city wall.This wall is made in red stone and has big gates in between.Tis is one of a a gate in Jodhpur telling the story of old era..

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Monochromatic paintings has a special kind of attraction, perticularly when a play of shade and light is the main theame. This is an afternoon in a street of Udaipur having White-washed houses. The monochromatic effect is adding beauty in the picture.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The play of light and shade playes an important role in watercolor.like in this painting, sunlight is coming in from a JHAROKHA(Big window),and creating a sense of depth in the picture.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Big gates and narrow streets are picularity of THE LAKECITY, like this one in Moti Chouhatta,which is a part of the city(Chouhatta means 4 markets togeather)...

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I am working only with watercolors because it is my first and last love....! My personal interest is cityscapes and architactural spots....these things has a life in themselves.


I am an amateure artist from Udaipur,the city of lakes in Rajasthan,India.