Siddhartha Gautam eventually became Gautam Buddha-which we all know and believe. However, for that transformation, Siddhartha had to pass through various stages in different contexts. If we believe everything is previously set by the divine force/ the god, or if we believe all events we face in our life are just coincidences- whichever belief we follow, we cannot deny that Siddhartha Gautam lived with facts and propounded the immortal philosophy of life which has helped billions of people live by peaceful means of social harmony in last more than 2500 years.
As the artist himself is a follower of Buddha and from Nepal, the birth-country of Buddha, has made several visits to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and to Tilaurakot where Siddhartha Gautam spent his childhood to adult life as the only son of the then King Sudhhodhan until he finally left home for “pariwan” (isolated spiritual living). The artist during his visits would devote himself to conceptualize and realize how Buddha spent his time, where and under which trees he used to sit for meditation, where he used to walk, what he would see around, what route he used to take to go around, and so on. The artist believes, “all such environments and activities must have played important role to transform Siddhartha Gautam into Gautam Buddha.” Whenever the artist visited the places, he always received vibrations of Buddha's presence and he poured down the feeling-blended colors on his paintings. With all such feeling and vibrations, the artist says, “I have based my paintings on the facts that still exist, such as the mountains on the north of Lumbini and Tilaurakot, the pond where Siddhartha was taken for bath right after he was born, the landscapes of the places where he spent his childhood and adult life, the species of the same trees which Buddha's mother took support while giving him birth and which Buddha sit under the shadow of for taking rest and for meditation, the full-moon ( full-moon days are considered to be very special as Buddha was born on full-moon day, he propounded his philosophy of life on full-moon day and was died on full-moon day), the weather of the place which apparently looks still similar…”; “the temperature must be lesser by some degrees during that time compared to now because of the ongoing global warming”, the artist adds.
Besides, the artist before and along the visits to Buddha's places studied books written by credible writers like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who have put all efforts to conceptualize the facts and translated the write-ups directly from Pali scripts (the language of Buddha's time). The artist has also discussed with the archaeologists and scholars who have been in the field of Tilaurakot and Lumbini carrying out research works on Buddha and his heritage. “I read the books and discussed with the archaeologists number of times to internalize the facts I could still see in the field” says the artist.
More importantly, the artist has mixed mud/clay and water taken right from the stone-mark of Buddha's birth place and the holy pond in Lumbini so that these additional essences would add sentimental and religious values in the paintings for real Buddha's followers. And the artist believe that whoever owns his paintings would just not hang on the wall but also would keep them as a living painting carrying all the values related to Buddha as expressed above by the artist.