Odisha Village Residents Take its Famous 'Pattachitra' Art to New Heights
Bhubaneswar: As three cars of tourists make their way into the heritage crafts village of Raghurajpur in Odisha’s Puri district which is famous worldwide for its ‘Pattachitra’ art, the villagers display anxious looks. Sitting in the foyers of their houses which are artistically painted, they look up curiously at the visitors in the car before passing a smile. Some turn back to carefully paint the ‘Pattachitra’ while some welcome the visitors with folded hands.
In the middle of the village which has houses in two rows facing each other, is the house of Bhagaban Swain, a 65-year-old retired school teacher.