Category: Drawing Traditional Art
Posted: February 3, 2021

Surrealistic Drawing.

Ganesha, Remover Of Obstacles

by seshadri_sreenivasan Interested in this? Contact The Artist

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Ganesha (Sanskrit) or Ganesh, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.
Ganesha is a popular figure in Indian art. Unlike those of some deities, representations of Ganesha show wide variations and distinct patterns changing over time. He may be portrayed standing, dancing, heroically taking action against demons, playing with his family as a boy, or sitting down on an elevated seat, or engaging in a range of contemporary situations.
Although Ganesha has many attributes, he is readily identified by his elephant head. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles;the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom.[11] As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies.
Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits.
An elephant-headed anthropomorphic figure on Indo-Greek coins from the 1st century BCE has been proposed by some scholars to be "incipient Ganesha", while others have suggested Ganesha may have been an emerging deity in India and Southeast Asia around the 2nd-century CE based on the evidence from archaeological excavations in Mathura and outside India. Most certainly by the 4th and 5th centuries CE,

I did this drawing using graphite pencils and sharpies, giving an abstract shape to the God Ganesha. I have also placed the mouse at the bottom. The mouse symbolizes the ever-changing dangerous desires, always hiding inside us, that need to be subdued.
Drawing on Strathmore, 300gsm paper 11:x15".
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None | Expressive drawing.

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