is an indigenous tradition of
the region of Vraja in the northwestern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Vraja is hailed as
the Indian God Sri Krishnaâ€™s legendary homeland.
Rooted in the folk tradition, the
practice of sanjhi was taken over by the Vaishnava temples during the
15th/16th centuries and developed into a highly refined art form
professed by the Brahman priests.
Today, the art of sanjhi has become
rare and is practiced in very few temples only. Among these is the
of Radharamana at Vrindaban (Uttar Pradesh) whose sanjhi practice
counts among the most
ancient and most beautiful branches of this tradition.
Here are a few examples of the
captivating sanjhi art:
Series: Vraja Style: Krishna (Eternal Lover) with Radha (Eternal
Painting 1 Painting 2 Painting 3
Deity at the ancient Radharamana Temple at Vrindaban (Uttar Pradesh):
III) One of the Lilas of Sri Krishna is the
lifting of the mountain called
Govardhan because of which he is also addressed Govardhangiridhari