|Destroyed Buddha Statues.|
Lakhendra is the creative person who makes the Pithora paintings.The tradition of Lakendra is passed from one generation to the other.The father teaches his son or sons to paint on the walls.Only men are permitted to make the Pithora painting.
|Pema Fatya in Bhabra|
|Padmaja Srivastava with Pema Fatya in his village|
|Ardho Pithora by Pema Fatya|
|Ardho Pithora on Wall|
|Fresh Khajoor Toddy : )|
Nandu Lal a Pithora artist showed us his paintings and wood carvings.
|Nandu Lal with his Pithora Paintings|
|Nandu lal with his Wood carving|
|The village Badwa (chief priest|
A Badwa from the village was present and explained his role in the ritual of the Pithora.He also sang stories of Dharmi Raja.
The village Badwa is the chief Priest or Shaman, the person whose vow gets fulfilled approaches the Badwa to discuss the whole ritual and select a Lakhendra.
Akho Pithora painting is generally done on three walls of the house.It has 18 celestial horses.The ceremony starts by painting Baba Ganesh .
|Pithora painting on wall|
|The main Pithora seen with the celestial horses.|
|Two walls of Pithora painting|