Ganesha is universally considered the remover of obstacles and is the first deity worshipped before any other. Sometimes, in this folk art, the bodies of gods are foreshortened and at times distorted. This picture of Ganesha is simple, doing away with the popular stout figure. He is shown sitting in a relaxed posture on the lotus flower, a symbol of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. In one hand he holds a bowl of 'modaka' a sweetmeat representing abundance. In the other hand an axe which was offered by Parasurama who had received it from Siva. The pictograph is placed in a niche. The lower part of the painting has two mice, one on each side. The mouse, Ganesha's mount, is a symbol of the self which enjoys all pleasures without concerns about vice or virtue, which to a perfect soul, are illusions.
The colour used a bright and their brilliance attracts as much as the unusual yet important god. In a triple border around the picture are the symbols of 'Aum' and Ganesha's seed mantra.