Miniature Art - Vrindavana Inspiration

Jagattarini, her husband Bhurijana and their two children resided in the holy land of Vrindavan, Northern India, for 13 years.

Vrindaban is recognised as a sacred place of spiritual pilgrimage for thousands of people from all over the Indian subcontinent. Despite the perilous progressive intrusion of modern civilisation, Vrindaban remains to this day a region of inherent natural scenic beauty.

There are thousands of ancient temples and shrines throughout the region. The worship of the deity in these temples is an integral part of local daily life. Upon completing their routine daily duties, local villagers assemble every evening to offer their prayers and perform traditional song and dance in the temple.

While living in Vrindavan, Jagattarini taught art to young children in the Hare Krishna school established by her spiritual master, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In her spare time, she regularly journeyed by local transport to significant holy places throughout the outlying Braja District. These places were more remote, and thus they were even less tainted by Western influence.

The attractive natural environment, the simple agrarian lifestyle of the local people, and the deep spiritual culture which thoroughly permeates the entire atmosphere of Vrindaban were all sources of great inspiration for Jagattarini’s artistic propensities. She moved amongst the people and places of the region collecting resources and inspiration for her art work.