Ganesha

On Exhibition

Medium & Material: Pigment on wood

Dimensions                 : 52 X 32 cm

About the Art

Ganesha's four arms are the four internal attributes of the subtle body, namely: mind (Manas), intellect (Buddhi), ego (Ahamkara), and conditioned consciousness ( Chitta). The artwork illustrates the four-armed Ganesh. The hand waving an ax is the emblem of the reduction of pain and suffering and retrenchment of all desires. The second hand has a whip, which symbolizes the power that connects the faithful people with God's everlasting bliss. The third hand, turning to the devotee, is in the posture of a blessing, shelter, and security (Abhaya). The fourth hand has a lotus flower (Padma) and symbolizes the highest goal of human evolution. Alongside the Ganesh, the art portrayals two wives of the god, Riddhi and Siddhi on either side.

This art piece is the wood panel painting done by Mr. Samundra Man Singh Shrestha. The inception idea that Mr. Shrestha had was to create wood panel art very common during 2009 B.S. The inspiration he got was from the artistic brilliance of Nepal’s woodwork (kasthakala) present in temples and old Nepali architecture.

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