Ganesh Chaturthi

This is a Mithila painting of Ganesh Chaturthi is by Manisha Jha. One of the most popular Hindu festivals in India, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Ganesh or Ganapati, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is also known as Vighnaharta (remover of obstacles) and Hastimukha (elephant-headed). He is an important deity in the… Read more »


This shadow puppet of Lord Ganesha is from Tholu Bommalaata, puppet tradition of Andhra Pradesh in India. Here, tholu means leather, bommalu means puppets and aata means dance. Every Tholu Bomalaata performance starts with offering a prayer to Lord Ganesha asking for his blessings. He is an important deity in the Hindu Pantheon and is regarded as the remover of obstacles… Read more »