Worshiped as the destroyer of evil and the god who grants boons, placing an idol of Lord Ganesha is considered very auspicious in Hindu households. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi that is just round the corner, bring in an idol of the Lord and ward off all evil.
Is it any surprise that everyone's favourite God is also one that is depicted in various paintings, sculptures and art forms? Lord Ganesha, the commander in chief of the divine army, is the protector of all the worlds. Even today, it's a common practice in many households to place a motif of Ganesha at the entrance to a house as a way to ward off evil and welcome only positive thoughts. As the Lord of all abodes, he rests here in this painting on a lotus, a gentle smile on his face as he blesses all those who cross his path. Bring home Lord Ganesh and his pleasant demeanour. Placing this painting in an entryway or foyer can bring peace into the hearts of all those who stand on your threshold.
Lord Ganesha is one of those gods who is loved and pampered by all and a favourite of children. He is also considered a deity who is full of knowledge and wisdom. This Kerala mural shows him playing the Mrudanga with a pleasant and blissful smile on his face, spreading the warmth of music and the beauty of melody, hence the name Manomay or the enchanting one.
Back in the initial days of Kerala mural painting, minerals, vegetables, coal, etc. were used as pigments. They were mixed together using coconut water or gum. This painting keeps the age-old tradition alive and makes for a lively addition to a large living room.