Tuesday, 14 October 2014

O N  T H E  S P I R I T U A L  P A T H 

Text: Hina Nitesh

Can God the almighty, all powerful, 
all knowing, be treated  like you and me? 

Well most people will say no 
till you mention Ganesha... 

There is something about this elephant head son of Shiva and Parvati that there are constant creative explorations with his form.

Known by many different names, Ganesha also has the distinction of having many names, each of which is related to his features. For instance he is known as 'Ekdant' because of a single tusk, 'Vakrtund' because of the round tummy etc.

In the minds of his followers, Ganesha takes many avataars which they interpret differently. Be it a graphic or a figure, Ganesha is interpreted in many ways. 

This festive season let us meet some avataars of Ganesha...

Starting with the regular figurines... 

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Image courtesy - www.cauveryhandicrafts.net

Image courtesy - www.ravissant.in 

Image courtesy - www.shalinindia.com
Image courtesy - www.tourmyindia.com

Exploring Ganesha graphically...

Image courtesy - www.atulsartgallery.com

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Image courtesy - www.thingsoftenspeaktome.blogspot.com
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Image courtesy - art by Usha Rai from www.fineartamerica.com

Ganesha in street art...

Image courtesy - www.thedirtfloor.com
Image courtesy - Paul S stream from www.flickr.com
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Ganesha has also been a medium to convey messages. However modern the message might be, when Ganesha speaks all hear. An ad in Times of India imploring faithfuls to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi is an eco friendly fashion has the God sculpted from old newspapers.

Image courtesy - www.adsoftheworld.com

Ganesha figures with a little twist..

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Image courtesy - www.thebombaystore.com

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A different way to express...

Image courtesy - Designsbydinachopra at www.etsy.com

Image courtesy - Navanka Creations at www.etsy.com
Image courtesy - www.pintrest.com
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Products with Ganesha...

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Image courtesy - www.fabfurnish.com
Image courtesy - www.fabulloso.com
Image courtesy - www.funnfun.in 
Image courtesy - www.indiamart.com
Image courtesy - INSPIREMEtals at www.etsy.com
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Image courtesy - www.onetribe.nu 

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Image courtesy - www.tarangarts.com
Lets end with Ganapatti Bappa Morya... 

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