Here, Ganesha's body is as dark as the clouds, his white tusk has
the clouds immobilized, his glance is like the rainbow, his
exudations are like rain which makes the wheat grow. This black
Ganesha wears a loin cloth of various prints. The bright,
turquoise coloured uttariya flows from both his shoulders. He is
adorned with anklets, bracelets, armlets, a pectoral is in his
neck and an elegant crown on his head. A serpent encircles his
abdomen. In his right hands, Ganesha holds a rosary, his broken
tusk and an elephant goad. In the left hands he holds a modaka,
his favourite sweet meat, a flute and an axe. It is interesting
to note that the rosary is almost invariably present in one of
the hands of Ganesha in most paintings from Orissa.
Ganesha gracefully lifts his right foot as he dances on the back
of this tiny creative that also happens to be his vehicle. The
rat or the mouse is the symbol of coiled up energy of the
ascending and descending kundalini. Ganesha's vehicle here is
saddled and its neck is adorned by a stylized pearl necklace.
This already colouful painting has more design and colour added
to it by the twin four sided borders, that helps in making it
This description by Kiranjyot.
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