Artistic Ganesha idols:
People perceive Ganesha as a friendly God, and many artists take the liberty to portray him in many different forms as they perceive him in unusual surroundings, and materials. In fact not only Indians, a few well known porcelain and crystal manufacturers are creating limited edition figurines of the beloved elephant – headed – God which are quite expensive and are almost like collectible items!
1. A Ganesha idol hand moulded in clay. He is reclining on the serpent Seshasai like Lord Vishnu. (Approximately 80mm in height) The colours used to paint the idol are bright and the detailing of the serpent and Ganesha are apt. Though the concept used is ancient, the execution is modern.
2. A Ganesha in a reclining posture in moulded plastic (approximately 100mm in height) the colour of the idol is reminiscent of a carving on a coloured stone. The features and detailing are traditional and in the background are a large bunch of lotuses blending well into the idol. This idol is also an example of a traditional concept interpreted in a modern material, yet retaining the traditional look and feel.
3. A decorative piece in moulded plastic depicting a boat with a swan neck in the river. It has a Ganesha idol seated in it under a canopy. The boat is mounted on a black wooden block. (Approximately 120mm in height) The colour is reminiscent of terracotta. This is an example of a modern artistic interpretation of the God in terms of material and the liberty of expressing him in imaginative ways.
4. A decorative piece with a Ganesha head wearing a crown placed on two palms, held in reverence. This is also an example of a modern artistic interpretation of Ganesha. The piece is made of moulded plastic and is meant for the purpose of gifting. (Approximately 90mm in height)
5. A moulded Ganesha in plastic approximately 170mm in height. The main element here is a tusk inside which is seated a colourful, exquisitely detailed Ganesha. A swastika emblem also adorns the tusk. Both the tusk and the Swastika are symbolic of Ganesha, which indicate the creative interpretation of Ganesha in a decorative product.
6. A plastic moulded artistic creation of Ganesha, approximately 60mm in height. The conch shell has been used to depict the Ganesha face, which is placed on the red petals of the hibiscus flower along with a green leaf - a favourite of the God. A larger shell acts as a support. This again is an imaginative interpretation of Ganesha.
7. A brass decorative piece approximately 60mm in height. Ganesha is seated in a beautifully detailled “Aum” the sacred primary sound. The base on which both are seated is also exqusitely carved. A unique representation of Ganesha. 8. A decorative brass stand (approximately 50mm in height) with a 2 dimensional Ganesha image. The rich colours are created by enamelling.
8. A decorative brass stand (approximately 50mm in height) with a 2 dimensional Ganesha image. The rich colours are created by enamelling.