Naag panchami is day to pray Naags (Cobra Snakes) for their protection provided to people during heavy rains as per mythology. Tantra mythology believes in super powers of Naags and poster of hand painted Naags are pasted on every household’s doorway to protect their home from negative energy and calamities.
Foomantra presents exclusively hand painted posters that has been painted by a family for generation. As technology as made possible shiner and colorful photos, these arts are at the cusp of disappearing. We are trying to protect these tradition and art.
More about Naag Panchami:
Nepali celebrate Naag Panchami by worshiping Snake Deities. One of the followed traditions on the day of Naag Panchami is pasting picture of Naag at the top of entrance door with cow dung.
From the ancient times, Nepalis have been using hand painted prints to paste on the wall. These prints not only have a religious values, it also reflects the artistry and creativity of Nepalese art.
But with the digitalization, these hand painted prints are being replaced by digital photos. This present trend is devaluating the ancient ways of Nepali artist.
We should preserve these traditions as a respect for our artists and for showing the world the artistry of Nepal.
You can find these hand painted prints with various arts of gods and goddess like: Bhimsen, Laxmi, Ganesh, Durga.