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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.



Lord Krishna

ऊँ श्री कृष्ण शरणं मम
OM Shree Krishna sharanam mama

Lord Krishna is my shelter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image originated from a iPhone photograph of a friend’s wall hanging. Textures and colors were applied with the following apps: AutoPainter, PaintMee, Pixlromatic, Iris Photo Suite, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook. Likhita Japa 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.



Tingsha

Tibetan Prayer Bells
OM maṇi paḍme hūṁ (Sanskrit and English)

Photographed with iPhone. Processed with Iris Photo Suite, PhotoCopier,
Pic Grunger and Sketchbook. Text 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.

 

 



दुर्जनीय

Durjanīya
(In Sanskrit this means “Difficult to be Known,” which is
one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

ऊँ सहस्रपदे नमः
(OM sahasrapade namaḥ)
Meaning: Obeisances to the God who is standing and walking everywhere.

Photographs were taken on iPhone. (This is the side of our ashram’s parking lot before reconstruction. Flower was created and assembled with cracks in the parking lot’s pavement. Shiva Lingam was drawn in ASKetch.

Processed in Pic Grunger and Grungetastic.
Sanskrit text was written in 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



पशुपति (२)

Paśupati
(In Sanskrit this means “Lord of all living things,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

उँ पुरारातये नमः
om purārātaye namaḥ
(Obeisances to the Lord who is thoroughly at
home in the wilderness.)

Photographed with iPhone and processed on
iPad with Grungetastic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.


 



पशुपति

Paśupati
(In Sanskrit this means “Lord of all living things,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.)

उँ पुरारातये नमः
om purārātaye namaḥ
(Obeisances to the Lord  who is thoroughly at
home in the wilderness.)

Photographed with iPhone and processed on
iPad with Grungetastic, Pic Grunger and Sketchbook.
Likhita Japa was done in Sketchbook.




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.


 



नगभूषण

Nagabhūṣaṇa
(In Sanskrit this means “One who has serpents as ornaments,”
which is one of the 108 names of Lord Shiva.

उँ भुजंगभूषणाय नमः
om bhujanagabhūṣaṇāya namaḥ
(Obeisances to the Lord adorned with golden snakes.)

Drawn in ASKetch, Grungetastic, InfiniFX 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