Reflecting the style of the Basholi miniature, Ganesha rides on his vehicle,
rat. His vermilion face contrast sharply with his salmon coloured body. His
elephant head is the supreme attribute, representing the syllable Om, which
eternally vibrates in the whole inverse. In one hand, he holds the axe given
by Parshurama to him, and in the other he holds a bowl full of modakas, his
favourite sweet. One front hand is raised in abhaya mudra and the other is
in the uruhasta mudra, resting free and flat on his lap.
Ganesha sits astride the harnessed and saddled rat which is large in
proportion, grey in colour and royal in attire. His forelimbs are like
humans and the hind legs are thin and small. He is decorated with jewellery
like his Lord. The over cloth is as rich as the harness is stone studded.
According to Ganesha Purana, it is only in his last incarnation that Ganesha
used the rat as vehicle.
The foreground and the background is done in soft hues of green in
comparison to the brilliant tones used for Ganesha and his mount.
This description by Kiranjyot.
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