Abok na katchaba (Grandma’s offering)
Oil Painting by Monica Ingudam
15.5 by 15.5 inch
Original – Found a home in Manipur.
Abok na katchaba, Grandma’s offering to the sun in the morning. During my darkest times, when I closed my eyes thinking of love, purity, protection and blessing, it was the image of my grandmother’s morning offering which came to my mind many times giving me so much of strength, strength making all the darkness fade way, filling me with love. I felt my feet cold standing on the slightly dried cleaned clay floor as I walked outside after waking up, breathing in the fresh smell of flowers, burning incense sticks, light burning on the cotton hand rolled wick in ghee and Abok’s beautiful smile as she turned back hearing my steps, still kneeling down with her morning offerings. She is gone, long back but the feeling of pure love, protected and blessed feeling stayed with me giving me such positive energy. This painting is used as the card for 1001Thagatcharir, gratitude project of Manipur. If you have received this image, it comes from a deep place from someone with lots of love touching you with the immense power of human connections.
Monica Ingudam, 28th April 2019
Born and raised with conflict background and lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA) patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find Monica Ingudam innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and positivity, you will find her hosting FindingTheVoices talk-show during the weekends to inspire, empower, educate and entertain. She loves traveling and you will find her reading, writing and painting in her quiet time. She has successfully raised funds for Palliative Care and education for children using her oil paintings and prints. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings.