The Mural Painted On the Huge Dome Of The ITC Maurya Lobby In Malcha Is A Storehouse Of Secrets

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ITC Maurya

Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi

Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Malcha, New Delhi

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What Makes It Awesome

The next time you're making your way over to Bukhara, stop by at the lobby and take time to look up to get a look at this kaleidoscopic wonder created on the dome-shaped ceiling. Krishen Khanna's 'The Great Procession' is a hand-painted marvel, created in the 1980s, that took nearly four years to complete and is designed in the form of a Buddhist rock-cut cave. The mural has a ton of different perspectives - encompassing the four elements {Earth, Water, Sky & Fire} and the Navarasa or simply nine emotions. The subjects and imagery are a juxtaposition of powerful and political Mauryan history with present-day {circa 1980} developments. You can notice human and other beasts, animals, streets and alleys, growing skyscrapers, nature and wilderness. Interestingly, according to Krishen Khanna, "The painting is done with a measure of secrecy and it'll appear to those who want to look for it." There are scenes such as a woman scratching her nose in a temple, an artist painting a portrait, a man looking for binoculars and barbers and bandwallahs in routine, to name a few. Give it a closer look and discover some more hidden secrets.

What's My Pro Tip?

If you want to know more about the mural, grab a copy of the book 'The Great Procession: A Mural by Krishen Khanna' by Norbert Lynton.

Anything Else?

For more information, you can also visit here - { www.instagram.com/art.insic }.

Hotels

ITC Maurya

Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi

Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Malcha, New Delhi

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