The World's Highest Mural Painting

It is an honor for us to have a privilege to introduce you at ‘Varnonnmeelanam’ – Auction of The world highest painting in mural style on canvas. Mr. Sarans Guruvayoor, who has been creating unique ideas in the field of mural painting, is not a stranger to the art world. It is a fact that, among all the art forms, painting stands at the top, and in paintings, murals got the prime importance in India since ancient times. The present generation finding it hard to digest this most important art form. At this juncture, Sarans, who himself is from the same generation, came up with some novel ideas to rejuvenate and nurture this vulnerable art by taking this to the diverse world and to different terrains. The idea of drawing the largest mural painting in the world on canvas with the dimension of 2006 square feet is, quite naturally one among them. By doing this he was trying to reimaging the way we see art, especially the temple art. The young prodigy started this Himalayan task irrespective of several constrains he faced on the way. The inspiration to pass on the cultural identity of the great Indian temple art form is always been a motivation for him. He was also getting abundant support from his family, friends and other well-wishers. Mural painting was restricted to the walls of Indian temples and palaces as a representation of the figures of the Gods and Goddesses. Sarans wanted to bring this elite art to the masses. He also wanted to inculcate the Indian culture of acceptance of all faiths to this art. So Sarans, along with his numerous disciples started a mission to ‘humanize’ this divine art. He conducted several exhibitions in this regard at many places. The center of this art form remained to be divine though. Sarans wanted to bring out the true might of the Kerala style of mural, and he specialized in the unique Guruvayoor style, which gives importance to anatomy. To take this style to the world stage with its all valor he started painting the largest Venugopala, the incarnation of Lord MahaVishnu, figure on canvas. Lord Vishnu is the supreme deity of protection and endurance according to Hindu mythology. Sarans took the challenge of drawing the Venugopala picture within 100 days. He started this penance on 24th February 2016 and finished with “Nethronmeelanam” (Opening of the eyes) on 5th May 2016.