Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Handpainted on Glass.
Of all the Gods in the Hindu pantheon, my all time favorite is Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Like my mother and aunt, I collect Ganeshas in various shapes, sizes and materials.

During enforced bed rest while pregnant with our daughter and boredom driving me out of my mind, I started tinkering with clay. To my wonderful surprise, I was able to sculpt Ganeshas!! My joy was boundless.

Here are some of the different styles of Ganeshas hand sculpted, oven fired and painted by yours truly.
Neel Ganesh

This blue Ganesha is one of the first ones to be fired and painted.

Orange Ganesha

This Orange Ganesha is my humble homage to the famous Ganesha of Mumbai.

Baby Ganesha

And one of my favorites, Baby Ganesha !

Mandapam Ganesha

Here are two Ganeshas complete with pedestals.

This year, Ganesh Charturthi falls on Sep 1. May Ganesha fill our lives with prosperity, peace and happiness.
Ganapathy Bappa Moriya !!


  1. Dear Padmini,
    Simply Delightful !
    What more can I say about your creative mind and equally creative hands !! Wish you the best of everything my dear. Ganesha bless you.
    -kumar mama

  2. wow Paddu.. loved the Ganeshas, especially the baby Ganesha.

    good luck..


  3. Thank you Kumar Mama and Ayshwarya!

  4. wow, they are absolutely beautiful and creative...

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