The beautiful Madhubani painting depicts Lord Shiva's marriage with Parvati. One of the Trinity Gods in Hinduis, Lord Shiva is responsible for destruction. But destruction also has a positive aspect. Destruction is the immediate prelude for regeneration. Lord Shiva and Parvati are considered the most ideal couple in Hinduism and all women want a husband like Neelkanth Lord Shiva.
Madhubani painting, also known as Mithila Art as this genre is centred around Mithila region of Bihar, is marked by line drawings filled in by bright colours and contrasts or patterns. Though traditionally done by the women folk of the region, nowadays men are also involved in the process. These are basically tribal art which are marked by the application of strong earthly colours. Madhubani paintings are done with mineral pigments prepared by the artists. The work is done on freshly plastered or a mud wall. But nowadays, to meet the growing commercial demand, such paintings are also done on paper, cloth and canvas.