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Ganesha by GENZOMAN Ganesha by GENZOMAN
A draw for Myth Pantheons game from Alderac group :)
I done this pic at the beginning of the year, when I was spending a time on the hospital :D was a bit uncomfortable to draw and paint with all the needles on my right arm and hand (the arm I use to paint) I asked to the doctors to use my left arm, but was used for arround a month and a half, so they decided to use my right arm XD was waaaay uncomfortable but was fun in the end.
PSCS/bamboo/6hours/ Music: Wire the drum - Porcupine tree


Wikki attack:

Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश; IAST: Gaṇeśa; About this sound listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha, Vighneshvara), patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.

Ganesha emerged a distinct deity in clearly recognizable form in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, during the Gupta Period, although he inherited traits from Vedic and pre-Vedic precursors. His popularity rose quickly, and he was formally included among the five primary deities of Smartism (a Hindu denomination) in the 9th century.

According to Kundalini yoga, Ganesha resides in the first chakra, called Muladhara (mūlādhāra). Mula means "original, main"; adhara means "base, foundation". The muladhara chakra is the principle on which the manifestation or outward expansion of primordial Divine Force rests.
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See, now this is one of the reasons why Hinduism is the only religion I kind of like. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think Shiva or Kali or Krishna or Ganesh are any more real than Superman (hell, Marvel actually made Thor INTO a comic book character so maybe I should have used that as an example), but basically it's like a 3000 year old comic book. Also, they're the only religion that got the approximate age of the universe correct, not thousands, not millions, not even trillions, but billions, so definitely points for that. One of the litmus tests for a religion that outspoken atheists put forward is if they made any claims that are truly prophetic, and not cheating, and that one kind of passes there. And who needs to read about stinky old Jesus or Noah or Moses or Muhammad when you've got THIS guy, am I right? Heh heh. You know, he actually kind of reminds me of the alternate version of Strong Sad on the "Xeriously Forxe" title page for (… when you move the cursor over "e-mail". "I'm MAD but I'm flying!!!!"

I like his elephant feet. At first I thought his left lower fist was an elephant foot too but no, it's just a fist seen at an awkward angle that makes it look like it could be an elephant foot at first. But where are the lower arms coming from? They don't appear to be attached to any part of his body.
very interesting take on shree ganesh
lovelymars908 Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME!! You captured the image of Lord Ganesh in a warrior aspect really well!! Still like his sweet kind, nature, though. :) (Smile) 
DJP15 Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he's never looked so badass XD
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zorkalorp May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorites,
but Oh, Oh... WIKI CRITISCISM!!!!

In Hinduism, he's supposed to be the fat one that sits eating sweets on his pet rat ( I know, it's ridiculous but it's the truth...)

Anyway, I really love it! Why don't you do more from Hinduism? It's perfect for you because thee are loads of epic battles and monsters and gods and heroes!!!!
Sirenkihmera Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ganesha!!! He is my Favorite Deity
aMazeANink Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BAM! :)
Brilliant... Awsome ..
Neil1304 Jan 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
badass.... one word..
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