A marvel on canvas, this Pattachitra Paintings ( Traditional Handicraft Paintings of Orissa ) executed by the chitrakaars of Orissa is a pictorial wonder based on Lord Ganesha as the pivotal theme and incidents from the life of his parents-Shiva-Parvati. Portraying a dancing Panchmukhi Ganesha being attended to by the royal womenfolk of the court, the intricate geometric patterns and borders speak volumes of the skills of the artist. Pattachitra is a traditional painting of Odisha, India. These paintings are based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava cult. All colours used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made fully old traditional way by Chitrakaras that is Oriya Painter. Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction. The traditions of pattachitra paintings are more than thousand years old.