विकिपीडिया:प्रयोगस्थल

मुक्त ज्ञानकोश विकिपीडिया से
यहाँ जाएँ: भ्रमण, खोज
Devnarayan Ki Phad
Gurjars
सहबद्धता Hinduism
आवास Rajasthan
पाठ्य Shri Devnarayan Mahagatha/Bagaravat Mahabharat/Veer Gurjar Utpatti
क्षेत्र Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

Devnarayan Ki Par or Devnarayan Ki Phad (Gujari or Rajasthani:देवनारायण की फड़) are cloth paintings which depict the legend of Devnarayan, a medieval hero venerated as a folk-deity. Traditionally, they are used to accompany a ritual in which the heroic deeds of Devnarayan are sung or recited by priests. Devnarayan is worshipped as an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, mostly in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. According to the legend, he was incarnated in Vikram Samvat in 968 as the son of Gurjar warrior Sawai Bhoj Bagaravat and his wife Saadu Maata Gurjari.[1]

Devnarayan Ki Par contains 335 songs in all. The entire narration, recorded in 1,200 foolscap pages, runs nearly 15,000 verse lines. A professional Bhopa must remember all these songs by heart.[2]

  1. Lakshmī Kumārī Cūṇḍāvata (1977). Bagaṛāvata Devanārāyaṇa mahāgāthā. Rājakamala Prakāśana. "These Bagarawats belonging to the Gujar community." 
  2. {{cite book|title=Painted Folk