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Lord Ganesha

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गं

Gam
(The Bija Mantra for Lord Ganesha.)



Lord Ganesha

This image was created while silently chanting Lord Ganesha’s name:

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati



Puja Thali

OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

This is a puja thali (plate) with offerings (flower, rice, kumkum and tumeric powder) for Lord Ganesha. This pic was taken at our ashram where a religious ceremony was being performed in celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi.

Photographed with an iPhone. Processed with Iris Photo Suite, Pixlromatic, ArtistaOil, Sketchbook and Pic Grunger.



Lord Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

Drawn on the iPad using the Zen Brush app. Processed with ArtistaOil, AutoPainter, Iris Photo Suite, Pixlromatic and Sketchbook.



Lord Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

 



स्वरुप:

Svarūpaḥ

In Sanskrit this means “Lover of Beauty.”
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This मूर्ति (mūrti, deity sculpture) was given to me by my dear friends from Bangalore, India. It is made of Sandalwood and stands no more than 10.5 inches tall.

Photographed with an iPhone. Processed with AutoPainter, PaintMee, Iris Photo Suite, Snapseed, Pixlromatic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook. All text (Sanskrit and English) was written in Sketchbook.



हरिद्राः

Haridrāḥ
In Sanskrit this means “The One Who is Golden Colored.”
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograhed with iPhone. Processed with Iris Photo Suite,
PhotoCopier, PicGrunger and Sketchbook.



Ganesha

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

Processed photograph of a sculpture given to us by friends for attending their son’s “Upanayana.”

Photographed with an iPhone. Processed with Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier, Retouch, Sketchbook and Pic Grunger. Likhita Japa was written in Sketchbook.




सर्वसिद्धन्त

Sarvasiddhanta
(In Sanskrit this means “Bestower of Skills and Wisdom.”)
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

This photograph was taken at the Sandeepany Ashram in Mumbai, India. Altars dedicated to this Lord are found throughout the city … on every corner … and in every crevice. This particular one stands no more than 12 – 18 inches in height and sits on top of a wall (under a tree) as you enter the ashram gates.

Photographed with iPhone. Processed and edited with Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier, Percolator and Pic Grunger.

 

 



वक्रतुंड

Vakratunḍa
(Lord with the Twisted Trunk)
This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha. In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is the “Remover of Obstacles” and the “Lord of Beginnings.” He is also known as the patron of arts and sciences and the Lord of intellect and wisdom.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati

This sculpture was given to me by dear friends from Bangalore, India. I photographed it with the iPhone. Processing and layering was done on the iPad with the following apps: FX PhotoStudio HD, PhotoCopier, Iris Photo Suite, Grungetastic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook





बालगणपति

Bālagaṇapati
(In Sanskrit this means “Beloved and Lovable Ganesha Child,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.)

Drawn in ASKetch (iPad app) and then processed
in ArtistaHaiku, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook Pro.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati



गजानन

Gajānana
(In Sanskrit this means “Elephant Faced  Lord,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.

उँ गजाननाय नमः
om gajānanāya namaḥ
(Obeisances to the Lord  with an elephant face.)

Drawn in ASKetch, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.


 



रक्त

Rakta
(In Sanskrit this means “red,” or “One who has the red colored body,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha.)

Drawn in ASKetch (iPad app) and then altered in several
different apps: ArtistaHaiku, Grungetastic and Sketchbook Pro.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.

ऊँ गं गणपतये नमः
(OM gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ)
Meaning: I bow down to Ganapati/Praise be to Ganapati


 



विकत

Vikata
(In Sanskrit this means “Huge and Gigantic,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha)

Lord Ganesha was drawn in ASKetch (iPad app) and then altered
using several different apps: Skechbook, InfiniFX and Grungetastic HD.
Likhita Japa was written in Sketchbook.