There are 14 disciplines and 64 arts mentioned in Indian culture. Currently, art is used for earning money or for entertainment. If you choose the medium of art for spiritual practice or as a means of invoking God, the same art can be meaningful. Spiritual practice makes the artist’s artwork lively. One can experence it by looking at the pictures drawn by seeker Shri. Vijay Jadhav. The paintings of the saints drawn by Shri. Jadhav are very beautiful and precise. The eyes of the saints in these paintings are extremely expressive. ‘If we look at the picture fineness of the painting, it feels like it is not a drawing but a real photograph’.
P.P. Bhaktaraj Maharaj’s drawing by Shri. Vijay Jadhav
P.P. Dr. Athavale’s expressive drawing in a casual mood
Picture of P.P.Dr. Athavale in a costume worn on the occasion of his 74th birth anniversary
Shri. Vijay Jadhav
‘I have drawn the pictures of P.P. Bhaktaraj Maharaj and P.P. Dr. Athavale during the lockdown period. When I started drawing picture of P.P. Dr.Athavale during the afternoon rest time, I realized, ‘I have to look at the original picture again and again while drawing.’ Then I realized, ‘Gurudev is looking at me.’ I was experiencing spiritual emotion while drawing pictures , so in order to get this experience of again and again, I drew two more pictures. It took me about 5-6 days to draw one picture. I am grateful to Gurudev for letting me experience this spiritual emotion! – Shri. Vijay Gulabrao Jadhav, Jalgaon