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Mithila Kala Sansthan is a social organisation ,which has come to provide strength to village artists for their beautiful painting art known as "Mithila Painting". At Zenith we have 18 years of legacy of supporting the society through our " ZenKhushi" programme with Spirit to Serve. We address community issues close to the hearts of our team members. Although we support a wide variety of Initiatives and organisations, focus is given to three main areas where our intellectual experience can create the maximum difference:

Community Partnership

Addressing issues in partnership with social institutions like orphanage, old age homes, rural women empowerment centre, etc.

Well-being of Children

These efforts include job readiness and work place training for youth; participating in after school and scholarship programme.

Environment issues

Providing with volunteering opportunities towards environment, health and hygiene cause.

To further our cause of rural women empowerment, we have come up with skill development centre at underdeveloped region of Bihar which has noble objective of strengthening traditional Madhubani painting by making rural women adopting this art form as a supplementary livelihood source. Madhubani painting is a style of Ancient Painting, practised in the Mithila region of Nepal and in Indian States of Bihar. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, Holi, Upanayanam, Durga Pooja etc.

The first reference to the Madhubani painting of Bihar dates back to the time of Ramayana, when King "Janaka" ordered the paintings to be created for his daughter, Sita's, wedding.

Madhubani Painting Styles & Techniques:


Kachni means line. In this style of painting, only one or two colors are used. Fine pattern is made using hatching & Stippling to create the finest paintings.


Bharni means filling. In this style the subject is outlined with black & the enclosed area is filled with vibrant colors like blue, yellow, green, pink etc.


Kohbar style is basically a Kayasth style of painting which is a practice of elaborate wall paintings of the nuptial chambers or the "Kohbar Ghar". These are symbolic of sexual pleasure & procreation. The wrappers for the vermilion powder is painted in the bridegrooms family & sent to the bride before the wedding. These paintings are line drawing of sacred symbols. They represent the lotus plant, bamboo grove, fish, tortoises, parrots, birds & all that symbolized fertility.


This style of painting is related to Dusadh, a low cast group. They were not allowed to represent divinities. This style is known as Tattoo or Godna Painting. Their painting themes includes Flora and fauna & based on the legend Raja Salhesh-Dusadh cultural hero.

We are highly influenced by the values and standards of excellence of Madhubani art form and would request your organisation to be part of this passionate mission; you can help in two ways:


Adopt a rural skill development centre by donating Rs 50,000 per month


You can buy Madhubani painting in form of greeting cards/framed gift set for your internal /external customers and thus contribute directly to empowerment of rural womenfolk & preservation of heritage art form.

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