Dimension(W: H:L): 19:13
Weight: 0.1 kg
Description: Dancing Ganesha Temple Style Pattachitra Canvas Painting. The remarkable use of art in the picture by using muted colors makes it more embellishing. The heartwarming look make you go through a sense of pure divinity.
Pattachitra the unique scroll painting over cloth is the famous age-old art of Odisha. Depicting various religious and mythological events and stories from Hindu deities. Narrates the stories through various patterns, designs, and motifs.
Preparing the canvas is followed, by coating the cloth with stone powder and gum made out of tamarind seeds. Ready it to receive the paint. It is a tradition of Pattachitra making to complete the border first. The colors and materials used in making the Pattachitra are completely natural. Five colors white, red, yellow, green, black, known as Pancha Tatwa has been used. The white brings out by soaking, drying, and churning seashell, The red color is extracted from a stone named Hingula, stone Haritlal, a local stone used for yellow, Green color pull out from leaves and green stones, and black is obtained from lamp soot, or either from burning coconut shell.120 more colors are used by mixing of the five main colors above color. The hair of, mouse, buffalo, and Keya roots are used, for making the brush for painting. It is then tied to a bamboo stick as a handle for the brush. After completion, the canvas is kept over a charcoal fire and lacquer is applied to the surface. The flower border on the painting makes it more extraordinary
Lord Ganesha is known as the God of beginning. The son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesha is the epitome of knowledge and wisdom. Every feature and gesture of him has some spiritual significance. Like in this picture he is seen with a goad in the upper right-hand goad (known as ankusa) which is used on elephants to move faster, signifies Ganesha god direct us to move forward in the righteous path in our life. In the left upper arm holding a noose or paasa which use to control an animal, signifies, Lord Ganesha captures all hardships from the path of his devotee. the rosary in his middle right hand depicts once persuasion of knowledge over spirituality never gets stopped.
With axe in his middle left hand, Lord Ganesha repels the obstacle of his devotee, The broken tusk in his lower right hand illustrates his sacrifice and devotion towards the work one should learn. finally, the sweets in his lower left hand represent a reward for the awakened soul and the right path you moved for. His left leg is slightly bent and folded, while the right leg is resting on the ground, which represents the man from the earth is not entirely from the earth. A mouse is seen on his right side with folding hands facing towards his master. The mouse represents our desires and ego, Lord Ganesha controls the mouse, we must also learn to control our desire and ego for a wise life.
As he was known to be the destroyer of obstacles and bringing fortune, it will be very beneficial to keep at home or office. And can be appreciable as a gift, stands as not an ordinary form of gift among others.
Care: Use a soft cloth for dusting off the canvas.