About the Artwork:
Hombuja/Humcha is an ancient Jain Heritage Centre in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, with its history dating back to the 7th century A.D. Jinadattaraya, a devotee of Goddess Padmavati, established this city. It is the most popular of all the Padmavathi shrines in the world.
It remained as the capital of the Santhara kingdom till the end of 12th century and was ruled by many other rulers over the centuries. It houses the ancient Bhattarakha Peetha with Jagadguru His Holiness SwastiSri Devendrakerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji as its pontiff.
Panchakuta Basadi at Hombuja was built in the year A.D. 1077 -by Chattala Devi who was married to the prince of Pallavas. This temple has five Garbagrihas and hence the name Panchakuta Basadi.
Artist Ganesh Somayaji has transmitted this Panchakuta Basadi beautifully and colorfully into this painting. This Panchakuta Basadi has been beautifully and colorfully recreated on a paper by Artist Ganesh Somayaji, which tells us about artists experienced strokes of a very beautiful story. It looks so fresh and every stroke in it has its own stories awaiting to be uncovered by the viewing artlover. Every time we look into this painting it tells us a different story.
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About the Artist:
Mr. Ganesh Somayaji comes from the evergreen nature background of Dakshina Kannada , in the West coast of Karnataka, South India. He is one of the top-selling senior Artist of Karnataka with more than 30 years of Art experience. His adoration to water colors is something rare, and has only a few compeers in Indian water color painters. His love to nature, and inspiration that he derives from her is reflected in all his landscape paintings. His authority over the brush and supremacy over the color combination, could be seen whether it is in a water fall scene or in his painting on fisherman-net-mending…….. Read More
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