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Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, a former princely state, which patronized the art. Kangra paintings belong to the school of Pahari paintings that were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries. Bhakti cult was the driving force and the love story of Radha and Krishna was the main source of spiritual experience. Bhagavad Purana and the love poems Gita Govinda by Jayadeva were the most popular subjects as well as the Rasleela of Radha and Krishna symbolizing devotion to God. One striking feature of Kangra paintings is the verdant greenery it depicts. The style is naturalistic, and great attention is paid to detail.