The Revered Mother Her Virtues
Mother is the embodiment of activity, power and force (Shakti). By virtue of all these attributes, she protects her children from onslaughts and demonical influences. She is the tutelary deity of every village in India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Kutch to Kuchahar.
In every hut in the village, some form of Jhunti, alpana or chitra (kinds of wall decoration) often can be seen. Most of these drawings are symbolic in nature bearing hidden many co-religious characters that protects the house from all kinds of troubles. These depictions are found in the murals of village huts as well as in the Shakti temples. Moreover, the most commonly seen figures are drawings of yantra and other mystical symbols, which can be associated with the vedic especially the Atharvaveda drawings of altar.
Paintings, stone sculptures and photographs of the various guises and moods of the mother as has been represented in various art forms are showcased in this exhibition. The objective of the exhibition is to bring an awareness of the qualities of mother especially the women. It is the women who are biologically capable of bearing a child therefore if the girl child is alive than the whole world would survive. Let us all make an endeavor to protect the mother or the girl child who will eventually make the mother earth sustained.
Museum is the index of the culture of a region. It has a great role to play in educating the audience visiting the museum. Keeping in view the International Mother’s Day in the month of May, Allahabad Museum thought to setup an exhibition in an exclusive manner highlighting the virtue of the revered Mother on Mother’s day.