Kaawad | Shrine


Category: Vastu
Location: Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The Kavadia Bhatt travelled to villages with the shrine and brought god to people in form of oral stories. The story ends with prayers or folk songs. When all the shutters of the kaawad are opened out, it reveals idols or paintings of the main protagonists of the story being narrated.

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