The Symbolisation Of Meladi Mata – Mata Ni Pachedi
This painting illustrates Meladi Mata. She is a folk goddess worshipped by the Vagharis community. She is known as the protector of farmlands. She is surrounded by the Tree of Life, which is a universal symbol for life and positivity, it symbolizes the calm in the midst of chaos.
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Mata Ni Pachedi is a sacred folk art practiced by the nomadic Vagharis community in Gujarat. The community traces their association with this art to three centuries ago. It is also known as the Kalamkari of Gujarat. It translates to “behind the mother goddess”. These Pachedis are an expression of the divine energy of the mother goddess. When the people of the Vaghari community were barred from entering the temples, they made their own shrines with various depictions of the Mother Goddess on the cloth.