Professor of Practice (Saura Painting (Idital))
Sri Laxman Sabar, a native of Rayagada district, is an exponent of the Saura Idital painting. In childhood, he loved to watch the walls of his community adorned with beautiful murals. Since childhood, he made up his mind to be a traditional painter. In the good old days, the Idital painters and muralists were held in great esteem. On the walls plastered with ochre-coloured earth, figures of the sixty-two divinities and their vehicles are painted in white with the powder of pounded rice. Sabara painting is a ritualized act, and Sri Sabar is an accomplished painter and conversant with the traditional pieties and rituals.