One day Goddess Parvati was at home on Mt.Kailash preparing for a bath. As she din't want to be disturbed, She told Nandi her husband shiva's bull, to guard the door and let no one pass. Nandhi faithfully took his post, intending to carry out Parvati's wishes. But when Shiva came home and naturally wanted to come inside, Nandhi had to tell him pass, being loyal first to shiva. Parvati was angry this slight, but even more this at the fact that she had no one as to herself as Nandhi was to Shiva.So taking the turmeric paste(for bathing) from her body and breathing life into it, She created Ganesha, declaring him to be her own loyal son.
The next time Parvati wished to bathe, She posted Ganesha on guard duty at the door. In due course, Shiva came home, only to find this strange boy telling him to he couldn't enter his own house! Furious Shiva Ordered his army to destroy the boy, but they all failed! Such power did Ganesha possess, being the son of Devi herself.
This surprised Shiva. Seeing that this no ordinary boy, the usually peaceful Shiva decided he would have to fight with him, and his divine fury served Ganesha's head, Killing him instantly. When Parvati learned of this, She was so enraged and insulted that she decide to destroy the entire creation! Lord Brahma being the creator, Naturally had his issues with this, and pleated that she reconsider her drastic plan . She said she would, but only if two conditions were met: One that Ganesha be brought back to life and two, that he be forever worshiped before all the other Gods.
Shiva, having cool down by this time, and realizing his mistake, agreed to Parvati's conditions. He send Brahma out with order to bring back the head of first creature he crosses that is laying with its head of facing north. Brahma soon returned with the head of a strong and powerful elephant, Which Shiva placed on to Ganesha's body. Breathing new life to him, He declared Ganesha to be his own son as well, and gave him the status of being foremost among the Gods, and leader of all the Ganas(Classes of being ), Ganapati.
Paintings made to order would take 1 -2 weeks of time depending on the size and subject of matter.
Starting size: 8 x 6 inches
Starting price: 2800
Vinayaka Art Gallery