Friday, November 2, 2012

My little Ganesha

Little Ganesha - It was one of my pending project for a longtime.

Was thinking of gifts to gift a special person. Thought of many ideas, scratched my head and finally landed with 3D quilled Ganesha. As her favourite God is also Ganesha. I decided to gift her the same.

A little about Ganesha for my Foreign Friends:

Ganesha is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. He is the personification of material universe in all its various magnificent manifestations. "All Hindus worship Ganesha regardless of their sectarian belief," says D N Singh in A Study of Hinduism. "He is both the beginning of the religion and the meeting ground for all Hindus.

Significance of the Ganesha Form:
 Ganesha's head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha's left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.

The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse.

For More details about Ganesha, I have enclosed the wikipedia link here - Ganesha in wiki

Here is my little Ganesha with umbrella...

You can seek his blessing here.
Quilled Ganesha Statue
Ganesha on a plant

My Photo Inspiration

Materials used:

Two toned paper from local shop
3D outliner - Fevicryl
A tooth pick - for umbrella
Crepe paper - Itsy Bitsy

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  1. very good shylaashree, i also want to learn 3d quilling :)

  2. lovely one dear, i am speechless. i think it is a very brave attempt and very well executed!

    1. Thanks lavina, if decided - do or die is my policy

  3. seen it on Face book, but had to say again its gorgeous, love all the fine details !!!

  4. very beautiful!good luck with the challenge:)

  5. Me too in the list of learning 3D quilling ! Liked the statue very much !

  6. Aaaah, he is sooo cute! Absolutely adorable little guy with fine details and very nice umbrella! Wonderful work !
    Thank you for playing along with us at Homyachok challenge blog!
    To accept your submission i need to clarify some things. This month our challenge is dedicated to traditional folk handicrafts. Can you add a few lines about traditions and rules of the chosen folkart? About themes, patterns and colors, we sincerely wish to learn more about your culture :-)
    Thanks for sharing! Good luck!

    1. Hi Aljona,
      I have added some details about Ganesha. The more can be known from WikiPedia

    2. Congrats on winning the challenge ;)

    3. thank u aljona for selecting me. Russian quillers are masters and i feel honoured. thanks for the opportunity

  7. LOve it very much...Loved to see my favorite beautifully quilled!!!

  8. OMG..pretty gorgeous Ganesha. I love the detailing too.


  9. Superb creation it...

  10. Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee one, Shylaa :-)

  11. Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee one, Shylaa :-)


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