Artist's description:

This painting depicts a famous and often repeated folklore.

It has many different versions but the painting shows the version which appeals to me the most…. forgiving and friendship. Those were the days when there was no such thing as a waxing and waning period of the moon.

Ganesha was invited to a feast at Kubera’s palace one night. After coming back from the feast, Ganesha was riding on his mouse on the way home. As he was riding, his mouse saw a snake and ran behind the bush. Ganesha fell to the ground and his stomach broke open. He started putting the food back in his stomach and tied the snake around his belly to keep it together. Seeing the potbellied Ganesha stumble and fall, the moon laughed out loud.

Ganesha angrily cursed the moon: “You shall disappear and never be seen by anyone". Frightened by the curse, the moon pleaded for forgiveness. Ganesha, the benevolent God is always quick to forgive. As he could not take back the curse, he said “You will slowly reduce in your appearance and there will be only one day when there will be no moon in the sky and you will keep increasing in size and finally glow to your full size”.

It was from that day onwards that the moon has been decreasing in size before the no moon day and increasing till the full moon day.

This is framed ... thick , black and sturdy frame :)

(Currently, part of collection at Ashok Jain Gallery, NY )

Materials used:

gesso, acrylic

Ganesha and the Moon (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Sonali Mohanty from United States

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