Mar 12, Kathmandu: On the day of Arani's death, the Kushma Art Project has given a special mention to a national icon Arani on March 11 in Kushma at Parbat.
Discussing the preface book Araniko Asia written by Parbate Shrista Ganesh Kumar Jiji, the experts said that Nepal has not yet recognized Araniko as a national treasure. At that time, he promoted Nepali art and culture in the neighboring country of China.
Born in Lalitpur Patan in the twelfth century AD 1244, Araniko went to China and promoted indigenous architecture abroad through his skills. Under the leadership of Arani, a group of artists who went from Nepal to China built a pagoda-style White Chaitya in the middle of China's capital Beijing in 1271.
Discussing Arani's Asia, a preface book, the participating speakers said that the country has not preserved the history of Nepalese art spreading to the Asian continent by reaching Tibet in China.
RK Adipta Giri, the president of Kushma Kalaka Project, who knows Jisi's book artist Araniko and is an eye-opener who knows Nepal's land, culture, Himalayan culture, and art civilization globally, discussed the program.
He said, 'About 700 years ago, the technical, diplomatic, and commercial conditions of the country can be estimated from the fact that chemicals can be used in various metals. At that time, the skills of the ancestors who could make metals such as copper, brass, and glass should be researched, and the current generation should adopt them. Araniko should be recognized. Only then does it make sense for us to discuss Araniko?'
Another speaker, Indraman Khatri, said that the history of the arrangement of 80 Nepalese artists to go to China under the leadership of Arani was made by Guru Pahaspa, the then Emperor of China, Kubla Khan, who was aware of Araniko's style of art making. He added, "This is the international introduction and spread of Nepali art, Arani is the special pride of Nepal, it is a standard name."
Araniko, who also knows astrology, built Nepali architecture and Nepali artistry in Tibet, Beijing, Uthaisan, Inner Mongolia, and other attractive temples, chaityas, monasteries, and statues of indigenous originality. Araniko is a skilled artist who built pagoda-style temples.
Ganesh Kumar Ji, the author of the work, said that while following Araniko's work, he made Araniko the character of his search even though he was a world-class artist. Similarly, another speaker, Mukesh Chandra Bhandari, discussed that Arani's role in expanding friendly and cultural relations between Nepal and China was impersonal and historical.
Kushma Art Project said that the program organized at Shatabdi House will be celebrated every year on his birth and memorial day in a grand manner and the artist Araniko's painting and Svetchaitya created by him will be installed on the premises of Shatabdi House. On March 11, 1306, the artist Arnico died in China at the age of 63.