Ganesha, symbolic of new beginnings, success, wisdom and generosity is worshipped on Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival that reveres the elephant God. The ten-day festival is celebrated starting on the fourth day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September.
|S.G.Vasudev, 31cms x 31cms, Relief in copper|
With greater environmental awareness, there is an emphasis on eco-friendly materials to minimise pollution of water bodies.
As the festival marks Ganesha's birthday, and celebrates him as the god of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle remover, he is worshipped across the country with equal fervour during festivals, rituals and other celebrations.
His multiple forms have been visualized, interpreted and portrayed in thousands of artistic representations. A constant source of inspiration, here are a few beautiful images from artists, which I would like to share with you.
|M. S. Murthy, watercolour on paper, 19X25 cms|
|Mahesh Kummar, 30 x 36 oil on canvas|
|Laxmi Mysore, 18"x24". Acrylic on canvas|
|Rajini Rekha, Tanjore painting|
|Vidya Vivek, 30" x 22" Acrylics on Canvas|
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