Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Paintings > Batik > Lord Ganesha
Displaying 1 of 58         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Batik Painting On Cotton

2.8 ft x 3.2 ft
Item Code:
BB17
Price:
$60.00
Discounted:
$45.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$15.00 (25%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Lord Ganesha

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3060 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Ganesha is the son of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and Parvati, his wife (also known as Uma).

Ganesha is depicted here with the body of a man and the head of an elephant, having only one tusk. His unique feature, besides the elephant head, is the large belly practically falling over his lower garment. On his chest, across his left shoulder, is his sacred thread.

According to the strict rules of Hindu iconography, Ganesha figures with only two hands are taboo. Hence, Ganesha figures are most commonly seen with four hands which signify their divinity. Some figures may be seen with six, some with eight, some with ten, some with twelve and some with fourteen hands, each hand carrying a symbol which differs from the symbols in other hands, there being about fifty seven symbols in all, according to the findings of research scholars.

The physical attributes of Ganesha are themselves rich in symbolism. He is shown hetre with one hand in the abhaya pose of protection and refuge and the second holding a bowl of sweets (modaka) symbolic of the sweetness of the realized inner self. In the two hands behind him he often holds an ankusha (elephant goad) and a pasha (noose) with a lotus . The noose is to convey that worldly attachments and desires are a noose. The goad is to prod man to the path of righteousness and truth. With this goad Ganesha can both strike and repel obstacles. The lotus is a symbol of auspiciousness.

His pot belly signifies the bounty of nature and also that Ganesha swallows the sorrows of the Universe and protects the world.

Ganesha's large head is symbolic of the wisdom of the elephant. His large ears, like the winnow, sift the bad from the good. Although they hear everything, they retain only that which is good; they are attentive to all requests made by the devotees, be they humble or powerful.

An intriguing aspect of Ganesha's iconography is his broken tusk, leading to the appellation Ekdanta, Ek meaning one and danta meaning teeth. It carries an interesting legend behind it:

When Parashurama one of Shiva's favorite disciples, came to visit him, he found Ganesha guarding Shiva's inner apartments. His father being asleep, Ganesha opposed Parshurama's entry. Parashurama nevertheless tried to urge his way, and the parties came to blows. Ganesha had at first the advantage, seizing Parashurama in his trunk, and giving him a twirl that left him sick and senseless; on recovering, Rama threw his axe at Ganesha, who recognizing it as his father's weapon (Shiva having given it to Parashurama) received it with all humility upon one of his tusks, which it immediately severed, and hence Ganesha has but one tusk.

A different legend narrates that Ganesha was asked to scribe down the epic of Mahabharata, dictated to him by its author, sage Vyasa. Taking into note the enormity and significance of the task, Ganesha realized the inadequacy of any ordinary 'pen' to undertake the task. He thus broke one of his own tusks and made a pen out of it. The lesson offered here is that no sacrifice is big enough in the pursuit of knowledge.

An ancient Sanskrit drama titled "Shishupalvadha", presents a different version. Here it is mentioned that Ganesha was deprived of his tusk by the arrogant Ravana (the villain of Ramayana), who removed it forcefully in order to make ivory earrings for the beauties of Lanka!

The little mouse whom Ganesha is supposed to ride upon is another enigmatic feature in his iconography. At a first glance it seems strange that the lord of wisdom has been granted a humble obsequious mouse quite incapable of lifting the bulging belly and massive head that he possesses. But it implies that wisdom is an attribute of ugly conglomeration of factors and further that the wise do not find anything in the world disproportionate or ugly.

This is a batik painting. Batik is a medium that lies somewhere between art and craft, and is believed to be at least 2000 years old.

The technique of batik is a demanding one. In general, the final design must be conceived before the picture is begun. The batik artist works intimately with color; if he wishes parts of his design to be light yellow, for example, all these parts must be waxed at the same time before any subsequent dyeing. He cannot isolate one part of his design and complete it before moving on to the others as an artist in oils or watercolor may. He must create his design in stages, each of which encompasses the whole picture.

The basic process of batik is simple. It consists of permeating an area of fabric with hot wax so that the wax resists the penetration of dye.

If the cloth we begin with is white, such as bleached cotton, linen, or silk, then wherever we apply hot wax that area will remain white in the final design. After the first waxing the fabric is dipped into a dye bath whose color is the lightest tone of those to be used. When the piece has dried, we see an area of white and an area of cloth that is the color of the first dyeing. Wax is now applied to those parts in which we wish to retain the first color, and the entire fabric is immersed in the second dye bath whose color is darker in tone than the first. This process is repeated until the darkest tone required in the final design has been achieved. When the fabric, now almost wholly waxed, has dried it is placed between sheets of absorbent paper and a hot iron applied. As the sheets of paper absorb the wax they are replaced by fresh sheets until the wax is removed. At this point the final design is seen clearly for the first time.

As with painting, color is an integral part of batik. A painter uses pigment; a batik artist uses dyes. The Painter can, if he chooses, completely obliterate an undesirable color by covering it with another color. Perhaps he must wait until the unwanted color is dry, but there is no doubt about it, he has another chance, he can cover up his mistake.

In batik the correction of mistakes, in most cases, is impossible. The Painter is not limited in any way in the variety of colors he uses and juxtaposes. In batik, however, each color used is significantly changed by the proceeding color; or at least it is certainly affected by the color "underneath". The only pure color is the first one, so all other colors used are mixtures, determined largely by the first color, or the first strong color.

Click here to read a detailed biography of Lord Ganesha.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Large Size Haridra Ganapati: The Majestic Image of Lord Ganesha
Brass Sculpture
45 inch X 26.5 inch X 21.5 inch
83 kg
Item Code: XL53
$3750.00$2812.50
You save: $937.50 (25%)
Large Wick Lamp with Goddess Mariamman, Pair of Deep Lakshmi, Lakshmi Ji, Saraswati Ji, Lord Ganesha Lord Karttikeya and Pair of Lions
Brass
17.0 inch x 11.0 inch x 9.5 inch
6.2 kg
Item Code: ZBD90
$695.00$521.25
You save: $173.75 (25%)
Large Wick Lamp with Goddess Mariamman, Pair of Deep Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha-Goddess Saraswati, Lord Karttikeya-Goddess Lakshmi
Brass
11.0 inch x 9.5 inch x 7.0 inch
3. 0 kg
Item Code: ZBG02
$395.00$296.25
You save: $98.75 (25%)
A Day With Lord Ganesha: Be Close To The Lord All Through The Day (Audio CD)
Item Code: ICT086
$28.00$21.00
You save: $7.00 (25%)
Lord Ganesha On a Swing
Brass Sculpture
11.2 inch X 8.8 inch X 3 inch
2.5 kg
Item Code: XQ88
$175.00$131.25
You save: $43.75 (25%)
Backorder
Large Size Lord Ganesha as Nataraja
Brass Statue
29.5 inch Height x 23.7 inch Width x 10 inch Depth
18.2 kg
Item Code: ZAH99
$795.00$596.25
You save: $198.75 (25%)
Large Size Lord Ganesha in Ekadanta Manifestation
Brass Sculpture
34 inch X 20 inch X 12 inch
56 kg
Item Code: XP36
$2195.00$1646.25
You save: $548.75 (25%)
Backorder
Lord Ganesha with Royal Umbrella
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
36.0 inch x 18.5 inch x 7.0 inch
21.0 kg
Item Code: ZBN54
$995.00$746.25
You save: $248.75 (25%)
श्रीगणेश-अंक: (Shri Ganesh-Ank) - The Most Exhaustive Collection of Articles on Lord Ganesha
Hardcover
Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Item Code: GPA037
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Best of Lord Ganesha Tales
by Shyam Dua
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Tiny Tot Publications
Item Code: IHG036
$22.50$16.88
You save: $5.62 (25%)
Relationship (One Hundred Quotes and Thoughts With One Hundred Paintings of Lord Ganesha)
by R.N. Kogata and Lalita Kogata
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF440
$15.00$11.25
You save: $3.75 (25%)
पूजा रहस्यम्: The Complete Method of Worshipping Lord Ganesha
by पं. अशोक कुमार गौड़ (Pt. Ashok Kumar Gaud)
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan
Item Code: NZH569
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
The Three Gods of Hindus (The Divine Stories of Lord Ganesha, Rama-faithful Hanumana and the parental Shiva-Parvati)
by SHAUNAK SRIVASTAVA
Hardcover
Manoj Publications
Item Code: IDG161
$22.50$16.88
You save: $5.62 (25%)
SOLD

Testimonials

Очень нравится ваш сайт и работа ваших сотрудников. Отличные украшения, которые не перестают радовать. Хочется заказывать снова и снова. Очень много красивых вещей, доступные цены, отличное качество. Спасибо за вашу работу!!! I like your site and the work of your employees. Excellent decorations that do not cease to please. I would like to order again and again. A lot of beautiful things, reasonable prices, excellent quality. Thanks for your work!!!
Татьяна Саморокина, Russia
Just wanted to say thanks for everything. I am really impressed with the statue, the packaging and the service. It's absolutely beautiful!
Anir, UK
Thank you for allowing me to shop in India from my desk in the United States!! I love your website! Om Shanthi
Florence Ambika, USA
I finally got my nearly $300 Meenakari earrings today. They were promised in 4-6 days but it took a week for them to be shipped. Then it was 4-6 days. When I saw them I had mixed feelings. They are cute but it took me a half hour to get them in my ears as the posts are really large in diameter. I had to use vaseline and force them through and then the screw on backs (a good thing) wouldn't line up. There seems to be something inside the screw on locks that act as a securing agent. Any way most of the things I've got from ExoticIndia were gifts and acceptable.
Beverly, USA
'My' Ganesha-pendant arrived ! Thank you a lot-it's really very lovely ! Greetings from Germany.
Birgit Kukmann
I got the parcel today, and I am very happy about it! a true Bible of Subhashitam! Thanks again a lot.
Eva, France
I have been your customer for many years and everything has always been A++++++++++++ quality.
Delia, USA
I am your customer for many years. I love your products. Thanks for sending high quality products.
Nata, USA
I have been a customer for many years due to the quality products and service.
Mr. Hartley, UK.
Got the package on 9th Nov. I have to say it was one of the excellent packaging I have seen, worth my money I paid. And the books where all in best new conditions as they can be.
Nabahat, Bikaner
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India