Mario Miranda Cartoons All Over In Goa

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Mario Miranda on walls of Panaji Vegetable Market
Mario Miranda on walls of Panaji Vegetable Market

I have visited Goa off and on, sometimes for work, sometimes for pleasure. It is always a relaxing feeling to be here in Goa. This time, I was there for 2 days as part Deccan Odyssey journey and  I got to see some new aspects of Goa like Mangeshi Temple, Safa Masjid and Sahakari Spice farm that I had not visited earlier. I also got to see the mundane Goa as a tourist, its vegetable markets, and various railway stations as we boarded on and off the train. This time while in Goa I slept in the Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train instead of one of the Goa Hotels. I could see a stamp of Mario Miranda in several public places. He is Goa’s famous son of the soil cartoonist. Pay attention to the murals you too would notice his legacy.

Mario Miranda Cartoons as Wall Murals in Goa

Vegetable Market in Mario Miranda style wall murals at Panaji Vegetable Market, Goa
Vegetable Market in Mario Miranda style wall murals

You cannot miss the tourists even at the vegetable and fish market wall murals made in his style.

Mario Miranda Mural at Madgaon Railway Station, Goa
Mario Miranda Mural at Madgaon Railway Station

At the Railway station walls, there were some trains of thoughts that leave you thinking about this city.

Mario Miranda Mural at Madgaon Railway Station, Goa
Another Mural at Madgaon Railway Station

The state government tourism department is tuned in too with the theme…

Mario Miranda for Goa Tourism
Mario Miranda for Goa Tourism

I am not sure how many of these are original. And how many are inspired by his work? It is good to see a city celebrating its people, its art forms. It is like being inspired from inside….

Update: Now that I live in Goa, I see more of his works in the state. One good place to see his works and the evolution of him as a cartoonist is Mario Miranda Gallery at Reis Magos Fort across the Mandovi river from Panaji.

Recommend you to read following Places to visit in Goa.

  1. Goa Chitra Museum.
  2. Houses of Goa Museum.
  3. Bigfoot Museum.
  4. Pre-Historic Rock Art at Pansoimol.
  5. Bubble Lake.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Hi

    I discover a very nice blog here. I’m travelling India right now. I see such wonderful things.

    I keep reading your blog. Sorry for my poor english, I’m actually french.

    Friendly,

    AleX

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