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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lord Ganesh

When I used to attend an Ashram located in the Canadian Kootneys, I fell in love with Lord Ganesh, along with Saraswati and Quan Yin. Lord Ganesh, though, touched something deep and I felt very connected to this diety.

 Lord Ganesh is known mainly as the Remover of Obstacles, and Lord of New Beginnings. There are many stories of Ganesh, the one I like best is the following,

 His parents were Shiva and Parvati. One day while Shiva was bathing and Ganesh was playing beside her, Parvati came in and mistakingly took Ganesh for an intruder and cut off his head. Shiva was in instant grief and instructed Parvati to go and get her son another head. Parvati came back with the head of an elephant, which worked very well. Ganesh loved his sweets and finally one day his rather large tummy popped open. He had to get off his mouse (his vehicle by which he traveled) to get a snake and wrap his stomach so it would close. Now that to me is the story of a diety and I love it. I also love to have Ganesh around and at the moment I could use some help with removing some obstacles and get a head start with new beginning - so I presume that's why he has come to be here now. I finished the painting today. See what you think.


Thanks so much for dropping by.  It's still chilly here, however at least the sun is out this afternoon.

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” - Unknown
  

12 comments:

Opportunity Calls said...

This is beautiful art. It drew me in immediately and I wanted to see more. I love the brilliance of color. I can not wait to see more art.

~Megan~

Yvonne said...

I LOVE him, Donna! Such gorgeous colours and jewels.

Nancy Lynn said...

This is one of my favorite paintings of yours Donna. I absolutely LOVE it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Donna, Its amazing how quickly you get things painted.Beautifully done too. What a story.
Hope those obstacles are removed soon.
Hugs Lynn

craftattack said...

Just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

NatashaMay said...

Totally fabulous, Donna! I love the elephant. :)

Katie said...

I really love this elephant. I mean REALLY LOVE it! So wonderful Donna!

Gina said...

Oh this is truly worthy of a great god like Ganesh!!!! Absolutely stunning, strong yet soft, beautiful :D XXX

Sandy said...

I think your painting is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
Sandy

1CardCreator said...

This is such a beautiful painting, the colors are so bright and beautiful! ~Diane

baileyrosy.com said...

Its outstanding Donna, The vivid colours ahh sublime. I adore the way he he is encasing her with his trunk . I hope that whatever stands in your way will be removed very soon.

Marie

Carolyn said...

GORGEOUS, Donna. When are you going to start signing your art pieces?