Indian homes are often decorated by placing devotional paintings or sculptures at important corners of the homes and Ganesha painting is one of them. Lord Ganesha, the giver of health, wealth and prosperity, is one of the most common art painting seen in Indian homes. Here are some Lord Ganesh Abstract Painting for the Millennials.
In every Hindu ritual, we begin with offering our prayers to Ganesha before initiating the main ritual. He is believed to be the Vighnaharta (remover of all obstacles from our lives).
Why Lord Ganesha Abstract Painting for the Millennials
According to Vastu Shastra, placing an idol of Lord Ganesha painting has a lot of significance based on the room type, position and so forth. It is believed that when placed rightly, Lord Ganesha would bring in good luck and prosperity. However, the current generation of millennials might want to avoid looking traditionally spiritual. This is where abstract Ganesha paintings fit perfectly.
Abstract art uses a composition of different shapes, lines and colours to create a vibrant artwork. Abstract paintings of Gods have become very popular with millennials who love to blend traditional theme in contemporary forms to design their homes. An online modern art Ganesha painting gallery like that on Indiehome (www.indiehome.com) offers a huge collection of Ganesha abstract paintings to transform your walls.
Lord Ganesha Paintings
It is often believed to be good luck to place an image of Lord Ganesha at the house entrance. You can keep away negative vibes from your home. A recommended Ganesha abstract painting for your exterior wall is the abstract painting of Lord Ganesha painted with shades of orange and purple with strokes of white decorating the background. This art painting is also an amazing choice to put up at your restaurant or office reception. The abstract nature of the artwork makes it more intriguing for visitors.
In Hinduism and some other faiths, ‘Om’ is a simple yet powerful word. It is the whole universe represented by this single syllable word. Om is the union of body, mind and soul. Om is chanted three times before meditation or as a part of our ritualistic hymns. It is supposed to be the first sound from the beginning of time and it also encompasses the present and future.
In the ‘chakra’ system, Om is connected to ajna chakra (or the third eye), which symbolizes intuition and self-knowledge. There is also a Ganesh shloka (hymn) which starts with ‘Om Gam Ganpataye Namah’, which is chanted to break all negativity and obstacles in life. Many a times, Lord Ganesha is illustrated using this powerful symbol, especially in abstract art.
Let us look at this abstract painting of Ganesha drawn from ‘Om’ on a maroon background. Simple strokes have been used to represent the elephant-headed God. It is a recommended image for your bedroom.
Abstract Lord Ganesha Paintings
Minimalist art work has become very trendy in interior designing of late. Minimalism is an extreme form of abstract art where artworks are composed of simple shapes and patterns. It was developed during the 1960s in the US. Minimalism in visual art was derived from movement towards geometric abstraction.
Have a look at this minimalist Ganesha abstract painting, illustrated just using a single stroke. The stroke depicts the trunk of the Lord. The ‘Om’ at the bottom adds to the beauty of this simple image. This abstract painting would be a perfect accessory for the living room. Place it above a wooden cabinet or atop the door. The bright background colour would be highlighted more if placed on a neutral, monochrome wall paint.
Abstract Painting Images of Ganesha
You would be surprised to know that Lord Ganesha illustrates different meanings depending on his posture or characteristics. The direction of the trunk of Lord Ganesha bears symbolism as well. His paintings depict him as standing, sitting or in dancing postures. You could get Ganesha idols with trunk facing right, left or straight. Left facing trunks are presumed to bring in positive and refreshing energy in homes. This is the most preferred direction. Ganesha idols with right-facing trunks are worshipped on special rituals in temples. You can place it at home only if you are an ardent worshipper of the Lord and follow all rituals.
Choosing the right posture and form could make a lot of difference in creating your statement. It is suggested to opt for standing or seated Ganesha with the trunk facing left. Even in Ganesha abstract painting you could choose a posture/trunk direction of your desire. Such as this abstract painting of Lord Ganesha depicting the sun, shankh and beetle leaves. It is a unique Ganesha painting perfect for your prayer room or main entrance to the house.
Acrylic Painting of Ganesha
A not-so-common image of Ganesha is in his dancing posture. According to some Vaastu experts, Ganesha in any posture is auspicious. Whereas others believe that a dancing Ganesha must be placed in a particular corner facing a particular direction to obtain the benefits. For example, if placed in the South East direction, a dancing Ganesha image is said to diffuse positivity. A dancing Ganesha image is good for people engaged in creative activities. However, it is always said that a dancing Ganesha image must not be placed in prayer room. We, at Indiehome, recommend the Ganesha painting in a dancing posture on an abstract background.
Ganesha can be represented in many creative and artistic forms. For instance, Lord Ganesha is popularly seen playing the table, mridagam or veena. A recommended creative Ganesha painting is the one where he is illustrated playing Veena, with one leg folded. The red pagri (turban) adds a touch of elegance to the whole image.
Another creative depiction of the Lord is showing him in a human-like form, with two hands and holding out a Modak. Ganesha is known for his fondness for sweets and food. His huge belly is a cute addition to his otherwise divine image. In this artwork, he is shown blessing his devotees. This vibrant artwork is apt for your study room or your hall.
Ganesha Abstract Painting
A beautiful depiction of Lord Ganesha is in his Ashtavinayaka avatar. The word ‘Ashtavinayak’ literally means ‘eight Ganeshas’. The pilgrimage of Ashtavinayaka is an auspicious trip of the eight Ganesha temples in Maharashtra in a pre-determind sequence. Each of these temples has its own history. Once again, the idols of Lord Ganesha are distinct from one another in form. To complete the yatra (pilgrimage), one must visit the first temple again.
The Ganesha abstract painting illustrating the eight images of Ganesha is a unique wall hanging for your prayer or living room. It would be a good addition to your office as well. The temples to be visited in order are: Moreshwar, Siddhivinayak, Ballaleshwar, Varadavinayak, Chintamani, Girijatmaj, Vighneshwar and Mahaganapati. The pilgrimage ends with a second visit to Moreshwar temple. All these idols of Ganesha are self-existent and not sculpted. Hence, they are often called ‘Swayambhu’. This abstract painting could surely be an interesting addition to a millennial home.
Lord Ganesha Abstract Painting
The birth story of Ganesha is a story of faith and loyalty. It is believed that one day Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva, was preparing for a bath. She had instructed Nandi (Lord Shiva’s bull) to guard the door and let no one pass. However, when Shiva came home and wanted to come inside, Nandi had to let him pass, due to his first loyalty to Shiva. Parvati was upset as she had no one loyal to her as Nandi was to Shiva. So, she created Ganesha, from turmeric paste and breathed life into it. She declared Ganesha her loyal son. The next day, Ganesha was guarding the door, while Parvati was bathing. Once again, Shiva comes home and demands to be let in. But Ganesha being loyal to Parvati denies passage to Shiva. This angers Shiva and he severs Ganesha’s head killing him instantly. When Parvati learns of this, she gets so enraged that she decides to destroy the entire Creation. Lord Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, pleads the Goddess to reconsider her plan. Parvati agrees given the fulfilment of two conditions- Ganesha being brought back to life and being worshipped before all the other gods. Shiva agrees to the conditions. He replaces Ganesha’s head with that of a strong and powerful elephant head. Breathing new life into him, Shiva declares Ganesha his son and the foremost among the other Gods and the leader of the masses (Ganapati).
Ganesha is given dominion over the Ganas (common life forms) ranging from microorganisms, animals and humans to the celestial beings. These various life forms contribute to the universe of Creation- everything from natural calamities, like storms and earthquakes, to the elemental qualities like fire and water, to functioning of the body’s organs and processes. Bu worshipping Ganesha, we are offering our utmost prayer to the basic elements of the universe and praying for success in our different endeavours. Ganesha is an embodiment of Shiva and Parvati. His depiction as part Shiva in this Ganesha painting is a unique illustration that is apt for your kid’s bedroom.
Abstract Ganesha Painting
The above list of wall painting depicting Ganesha is perfect for the millennial homes. They convey the same meanings and relevance as the traditional ones. However, the strokes of colours and abstract illustrations make these images more contemporary and creative. Given the plethora of options, mileu of interesting and unique preferences, an online art gallery such as the devotional collection on Indiehome, gives you access to a mix of both contemporary and conventional art paintings of Lord Ganesha. It is easier to get your painting online than to go around searching for your personal preference at any other store with an amazing quality, finish at unbeatable prices.