The Meaning of Ganesh and my Live Ganesh Henna-Inspired Painting

The Meaning of Ganesh and my Live Ganesh Henna-Inspired Painting

So this is the final painting of the Live Ganesh Painting I painted at the Asian Mela on the weekend. It has been an exciting but also tiring week, hence, why i’m taking it easy this week with social media and posting. There are times where we often have to listen to our body when it says “have a break, have a kit kat”. I’m taking some time out this summer to now focus on eating well and exercising. However, keep checking out my posts. Congratulations to Mamta from Wimbledon who won the Ganesh Canvas. This painting was inspired by the 1970’s era and I really couldn’t have done it without my lovely sister and fantastic husband who really helped me with the event.

The Meaning and Symbolisation of Ganesh

Ganesh is also known as Ganesha or Ganapati. Ganesh is the Lord of Beginnings, The Diety of Good Fortune and the Remover of all Obstacles. Ganesh is the son of Shiva and Parvati.

All deities represent various meanings and symbolise various different aspects of ones life. Ganesh is about:

  • Protection
  • Power
  • Safeguarding us from physical and subtle obstacles.
  • Ganesh’s elephant head represents strength and power. Elephants are very common and native animals in India. 
  • Ganesh’s large ears symbolise how he can hear those who seek help from him.
  • Ganesh’s large hear symbolises his intelligence.
  • Ganesh’s one broken tusk symbolises retaining the good and throwing away the bad. 
  • Ganesh’s small eyes symbolise the idea of focusing on one thing and concentrating.
  • Ganesh’s large stomach demonstrates how he can consume and digest all good and bad in life.

in every indian home you will see either a painting or ornament of the Ganesh elephant to protect us from bad. Alot of people also leave a small ornament in the car like I do, to protect us on our journeys.

Wishing you a beautiful and protective journey ahead xxx