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Rambha Dancing before Sukra- Pahari painting in Basohli Kalam

Rambha Dancing before Sukra, an Indian painting in the Pahari style in Basohli kalam which is based on the Mahabharata (Indian epic) episode of Sukra Rambha Samvada.

This painting in Basohli kalam portrays Sukra (the guru of Asuras) seated under a tree while Rambha (the celestial maiden) allures him with her charm and graceful movements.

Pahari painting, a type of Indian painting, literally means paintings from the hills of India, especially the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. In places like Basohli, Nurpur, Chamba, Kangra, Guler, Mandi and Garhwal the paintings were mostly done in miniature forms. The style has undergone a lot of modification during its lifetime.