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Date: 05 Aug 2010
Time: 04:07:06 -0500
Chitramathil Longest outdoor Cement Mural in the world - An Ambitious Project by Artist K K Suresh Longest out door mural in the world, is neglected for many unknown reasons. Chitramathil or the Wall of Cement Murals is on the walls of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, and a small hamlet in Ernakulam District of Kerala, India and also the birthplace of Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya. It is a masterpiece creation of artist K.K.Suresh. It is 1200x 5 ft. long, unique compound wall around university campus depicting various themes from Hindu Mythology and Puranas. It received an entry in the Limca Book of Records (ref. Pg.93) for being the longest Mural Wall. Chitramathil at a glance: It received an entry in the Limca Book of Records (ref. Pg.93) for being the longest Mural Wall. The Chitramathil is the endeavor of a single artist- K.K.Suresh done by him within 66 days. The Objective of Chitramathil is to create an understanding about the rich Indian Culture and Tradition. It is a magnificent example that 'pictures speak better than words'. The Wall is divided into 120 units of 10ft. each. Scenes selected from Indian Mythology and Puranas are depicted on the wall- The scenes are from the life history of Adi Sankara (24 units-240 ft.), 108 karnas from Bharatha Munni's Natyasashtra (60 units-600ft.), Scenes from Kalidasas' Sakuntala (5 units-50ft.), Meghasandesha (5 units-50ft.), story of Vyasa (18 units-180 ft.), Ma Nishada (1 unit-10 ft.) etc are depicted on the Wall. How is a master piece creation protected in other parts of the world. In a country like india which is rich in culture and heritage, art work are not taken care of. The University around which the wall is done is planning to demolish this master piece creation. What a shame on the authorities that cannot recognise a talent and protect the great work. Real shame!!!!!!!!!!!!