Monday, August 15, 2011

Shubham Mangalmurti Arts Ganapati Idols unique forms

The images in this blog are of Ganapati idols created by Shubham Mangalmurti Arts, one of the many Ganapati idol makers in Mumbai. Note the wide variety of unique idols and the beautiful use of colours. The colours used make their idols stand out from the ones created by other idol makers. Hence, I think they deserve a blog post of their own!

The first image below is of Siddhivinayaka, the most revered form of Lord Ganesha. It is believed that Siddhivinayak bestows the wish prayed for.

Lord Siddhivinayak

When I first saw this idol, I clicked it as a unique depiction of Lord Ganesha as Lord Krishna.

The next day, there was a mirror placed behind and I saw .....

The front face of the idol depicts Lord Krishna, while the back face of the idol is Radha!!

 Bal Ganesha idols

Lord Ganesha seated on a drum

Lord Ganesha seated on a leaf, with the mouse beneath the leaf
Lord Ganesha seated on a lotus

Lord Ganesha depicted as Lord Venkateswara
Lord Ganesha seated in a lotus on the back of a tortoise (kurma)
 Story behind this idol: the tortoise is the second avatar of Lord Vishnu. In this avatar, Lord Vishnu balances Mount Mandara on his back while the Gods churn the ocean to obtain the drink for eternal life. In contemporary life, a figure of a tortoise is considered to be lucky as it brings stability, good health and longevity.

Lord Ganesha with the Bhagavad Gita, the holy book
Story behind this idol: Lord Ganesha penned down the words of the Mahabharata, which contains the Bhagavad Gita, as dictated to him by Sage Vyasa.

Lord Ganesha with canopy of a snake
Story behind this idol: Lord Krishna had killed a large poisonous serpent named Kalia. This is one of the origins of the festival of Nag Panchami.

Ganapati Bappa Morya!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful-----Good selection of Deity's Idols--