by arish john andrews
Lord Ganesha -(Vighneshvara - Remover of Obstacles)
This is a glass painting of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha or Ganesh, also known as Ganapati , Vinayaka and Pillaiyar, is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon (INDIA).
His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists and beyond India.
Although he is known by many other attributes Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, Vighneshvara patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. As the god of transitions, he is placed at the doorway of many Hindu temples to keep out the unworthy.
I try to use some of my paintings like 'Sree Buddha' and 'Lord Ganesha' as a medium to portray the various cultures and religious aspects of India.
***Note from Kerry:
Gosh Arish, your artwork is fantastic. You are a very good artist indeed. Thank you for the terrific explanation too, it's all interesting.