an important part of society. They are a personification of people's emotions, efforts, struggles, and thoughts in a tangible form.
Art forms exist in the following ways:
1) Literature (poetry, drama, story, etc.)
2) Visual Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
3) Graphic Arts (drawing, design, art on flat surfaces, etc.)
4) Plastic Arts (sculpture, modeling)
5) Decorative Arts (enamelwork, woodwork, mosaic, etc.)
Himachal Pradesh is blessed with pristine natural beauty. All this nature has led to people of Himachal Pradesh being inspired by the environment around them and developing their own form of art and crafts. The art and crafts of the region are rich, vivid, and beautiful. From wood carvings to Thangka paintings to embroideries such as Chambal Rumaal.
a major center of art in Himachal Pradesh. The Kangra Arts Gallery, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and the Institute of Tibetan Thangka Art are famous places that promote Indo-Tibetan art forms in McLeodganj.
Mandalas hold the same importance as Thangka paintings in Buddhism. Mandalas are filled with exotic gods and goddesses from the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon whereas Thangkas depict the life of Buddha and Bodhisattvas along with the Buddhist concept of the wheel of life. Both Thangkas and Mandalas serve the purpose of personal meditation, prayer, and rituals. They also work as channels for earning spiritual merit and warding off hardship.
Tibetan wood carving is a popular technique of art form in Dharamshala. The motifs used in the traditional wood carving in Dharamshala are inspired by the mountains, flowers, rivers, animals, and various other elements of nature. This form of craft is an integral part of the Buddhist culture. Everything from Dalai Lama's throne to incense boxes and chemar bowls has the imprint of the culture around. Wood carving is also important in religious architecture. Shrines, platforms of deities, altars, stupas, and ritualistic objects are all adorned with wooden carvings.
Famous photo exhibitions and various forms of visual arts are displayed at convention halls in the region that depict Indo-Tibetan Culture.
Art enthusiasts, craft lovers, and ardent travelers visiting the Himachal region and residing in the experiential resort in Dharamshala cannot help but get enamored and inspired by the rich heritage of art, craft, and culture in the region.
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