A painting which exists at the Ravana Chhata Rock al Sitabinjhee of Keonjhar District is widely acclaimed due to its unique beauty. This painting depicts a scene wherein a ruler rides an elephant and if followed by a female attendant, soldiers and some horse riders. It bears a close resemblance to Ajanta murals which have been painted with a twig of a palm tree which has been transformed into a brush. Linear pattern is followed in these paintings. The rock paintings at Manikamada contain images of natural grandeur and figures, painted with many coats of paints. Red-orche lines have been used in the paintings at Yogimath, and generally ceilings and rear walls of rocks are painted. Horizontal patterns adorn the walls of the rocks, and designs of deer, sambhar, stag, cattle and floral or geometrical motifs are also present. Rock paintings depicting human figures contain images of humans dancing, hunting, fighting and much more. Saura tribals are known to have painted rock paintings especially in Ganjam and Koraput Districts.
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