Virhini Nayika - Nayika Bhed Kangra Miniature painting, on handmade canvas, using natural and mineral pigment colors
Virhini Nayaika, or Virahotkanthita Nayika, or the maiden distressed due to seperation from her loved one. Her wait for her love is shown in her body language. She is waiting in her terrace, one foot up, ready to go at the first glimpse of her love, gazing dreamily at the pair of doves as she thinks about her own meeting with her love. Nayika Bhed, or the various moods of the heroine, is a popular theme in Kangra Miniature paintings. Beautiful forms, ornate detailing, elaborate costumes and natural surroundings are characteristic. This handpainted work is created using Hand made paper using mineral pigments and pure gold.