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Bal Ganesha


Acrylic/mixed media on stretched canvas with frame

"Bal Ganesha or baby Ganesha was a naughty child, unlike the quiet Kartikeya. Little Ganesha was always up to mischief, doing things he should not be doing and driving his mother Parvati.

Bal Ganesha was fond of sweets, especially laddoos. Whenever Parvati prepared a special meal for her family, her son who would happily eat up most of the laddoos from the large platters, leaving very few for his father(shiva) and brother(kartikeya).

Sitting astride his peacock, Kartikeya travelled everywhere, often taking his father’s messages to the gods. Seeing this,Ganesha also wanted a vahana (sort of a vehicle) but Parvati refused.She knew that it would mean more work for her. She would end up looking after her baby and whichever creature he chose as his vahana.

Ganesha threw a mighty tantrum shattering the peace and disturbing his father who was meditating. On hearing the reason behind the commotion, Shiva forgot his angry and beckoned little Ganesha and told him that he had the perfect vahana for him.

Over the last week, Shiva’s meditation had been disturbed by the constant squeaks of a scampering mouse who had also chewed up his meditation mat!!

It was time to bring two naughty creatures together!!!

Parvati smiled. Her clever husband had once again solved her problem. Now her little Ganesha would not trouble her, as he would be too busy keeping his mischievous vahana under control. It would take Ganesha years to learn to control his mouse, and by then he would have outgrown his mischief!"

Ref: Internet stories

Materials used:

Gesso, acrylic, butter paper

Bal Ganesha (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Sonali Mohanty from United States

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