Painting: Katchaba

Oil Painting by Monica Ingudam
15.5 by 15.5 inch
Original – Found a home in Manipur.


My sincere gratitude,
My Katchaba for you,
For the spirit of human connection we share,
Gifting me the feeling of love, protection and blessing,

This painting is dedicated for 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. 

If you have received this image, it comes from a deep place of gratitude touching you with the immense power of human connections, love and blessing 💗


During my darkest times, when I closed my eyes thinking of love, it was this image of my grandmother’s offerings. It was her morning offering to the sun of fresh flowers, three flowers with different colors plucked from her garden, water filled on this beautiful gold color metal vessel, light and burning incense sticks. This image came to my mind many times giving me so much of strength making all the darkness fade way.

Waking up in my grandma’s house as a little girl, I was greeted by Abok’s beautiful smile kneeling down with her morning offerings. She is gone, long back but the feeling of pure love, protection and blessing stayed with me.

About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting high achiever workshops and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting, has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society and has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children , relief for COVID19 in Manipur and currently raising funds for Library of Manipur and 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings and products made from her art.

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