As people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and festivities continues across India, a group of women artists set up an exhibition showcasing 101 paintings of Lord Ganesha.
The exhibition was set up on Monday, September 12, in the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The female painters drew many forms of the god, portraying him in both traditional and modern ways of life. The painters used natural products to recreate various form of Lord Ganesha. From natural colours to materials such as wool, flower petals, leaves, threads and cotton, among other materials.
The audiences who came at the exhibition were overwhelmed by the paintings. Many viewers said that they had never seen so many forms of Lord Ganesha together. Few even suggested that few styles were unique and suggest the height of their talent.
The viewers taking note of the different materials used in the paintings applauded the artists for their ideas and efforts.
The Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayak Charuthi began on the September 5 this year, and continues for 10 days.
The festival commences with devotees installing colourfully crafted idols of their most beloved and venerated deity, Ganesha, in their homes and beautifully decorated pandals across cities. Celebrations and the ritualistic prayers are conducted on the fourth day of the second fortnight (Shukla Chaturthi) in the month of Bhadrapada in the Hindu calendar — usually August or September.
Lord Ganesha is also known as Vighnaharta – conqueror of obstacles. With his blessings, this lord of beginnings and remover of obstacles, ensures that any new project or endeavour runs smoothly, bringing us wealth, prosperity and success.