A mural is an artwork or a painting usually done on a wall. While the Kerala region abounds in murals, being the second largest such spread in India after Rajasthan region, the oldest mural paintings in the Kerala region are estimated to have been made during the 9th and 10th centuries. The themes of this art form mainly depict ancient Indian epics such as Ramayan, Mahabharat, the Purans, etc., and Kerala murals stand out for their rich, delicate, and aesthetically pleasing presentation of Hindu gods. The deities are presented in a beautiful stylized manner, with magnified features like wide eyes, elongated lips and particular body proportions.
Traditionally, natural materials and pigments were used to create Kerala mural paintings but off late, artists also use other media like acrylic colours, water-colors, oil paints, etc to create this art form on paper, MDF and other surfaces.