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Madhubani Railway Station gets a makeover with Mithila Paintings

Published on April 10, 2018
Madhubani railway station of Bihar which was once condemned for its filthy look has got a complete makeover with Mithila Paintings. 

Madhubani Railway Station gets a makeover with Mithila Paintings

  • The paintings that exhibit the rich culture of the state now offer a gracious look for the walls of Madhubani Railway station. 
  • It is a unique initiative of the Indian Railways to experiment with local artists voluntarily painting the works in a short span of two months. More than 225 artists, 80 percent of them women, volunteered to paint the station free of cost.
  • The total wall area of more than 14,000 sq ft has been fully painted with various themes under traditional Mithila painting style.

About Madhubani Paintings

Madhubani painting/Mithila painting was traditionally created by the women of various communities in Mithila region of India and Nepal. It originated from Madhubani district of Mithila region of Bihar, and, it is popularly called Mithila painting or Madhubani painting. Madhubani is also a major export centre of these paintings. 

Expected Questions

Which of the followings stations of Bihar has got a makeover with Mithila Paintings?
a. Madhubani
b. Patna
c. Samstipur
d. Hajipur
e. Gaya

Which of the followings paintings has Bihar's Mithila railway station got a makeover?
a. Warli
b. Madhubani
c. Kalighat
d. Pattachitra
e. Kalamkari
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