Not only is Ganesha among one of the most celebrated of all Hindu deities, but Hindu God Ganesh Art has also become heavily sought after. The reason being is that there are a large number of online galleries showing hundreds of pictures and sculptures showing a certain level of spiritual meaning and magnanimous beauty. On top of all that, the Hindu God Ganesh is looked upon as being a truly powerful force because it is believed that he has the ability to get rid of obstacles in your life. Just imagine…a special place in your home for pics of Hindu God Ganesha…picture yourself surrounded by a warmth and affection that shows up in your day-to-day life. This is the power in owning clips of Hindu God Ganesha. As you might have already guessed, Ganesha art depicts the mythological tale of birth, life and his family. Artists paint and sculpt Ganesh as a devoted, loving, loyal son and brother. As a matter of fact, the actual story behind Ganesh’s birth and his parents is one that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
Here’s the most told and most popular version of the story that you’ll see described in Hindu God Ganesh Art: Shiva (the Destroyer) is Ganesh’s father. He’s one of the Holy Trinity in the Hindu Pantheon and spends huge amounts of time meditating in the Himalayas. Ganesh’s mother, Parvati, is said to be beautiful and is the supreme ruler of the earth. When Shiva was away, Parvati made a child for herself – a little boy – from a lump of clay. But here’s the interesting portion of the story…Parvati did not tell Shiva she had created a son. She was bathing when Shiva came home from one of his trips and Ganesha would not allow him to enter the area where she was taking a bath. She had given him explicit instructions not to allow anyone to pass through. In a rage, Shiva chopped off the child’s head.
When he realized his mistake, he chose an elephant head to replace the child’s head. The most popular Ganesh statues show the elephant deity riding a mouse. Known as the Lord of Success and the Destroyer of Evils and Obstacles, most pictures show him with a curved trunk, large ears, and a big pot-bellied body of a human. In Hindu God Ganesh Art, the head is the symbol of the Atman or the soul. His human body is the symbol of the earthly existence of human beings.
Something else you’ll notice in pictures or sculptures of Ganesh is the broken tusk he holds in his lower right hand. This tusk is meant to symbolize sacrifice. In his left hand he holds a rosary which is meant to suggest that the quest for knowledge should be never ending. His ears are fan like and are meant to impart that he is listening to our petitions. And the fact that he is able to ride the lowest of all creatures (a mouse) means he is humble. Make no mistake about it, owning a piece of Hindu God Ganesh Art is one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make. While you shop online for just the right piece for your home or office, remember what this Hindu deity symbolizes and prepare to start enjoying his protection in your life.