Yesterday we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi – one of the most important and biggest festivals celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha (the God with the head of an elephant). I can’t wait to share some pictures.
Hope you all had wonderful time too celebrating the first biggest festival after new year (as per Hindu Calendar). And the best part is, this time it is over the weekend.
Here are some close shots of post pooja. Ganesha filled with flowers, tulasi and Garikey ( Bermuda grass considered scared in India).
Ganesh chaturthi is the only time you can offer Tualsi leaves to Lord Ganesha.
And Garika ( grass with 3 blades) is always offered and it has highest ability to attract Ganesha’s energy.
I started with Ganesha tummy, then legs. For legs, created a wavy texture for dhoti and added anklets too. Then added a small clay ball as head, molded elephant trunk.
Before you add ears, add jewelry(if any), 2 husks and hands. This year I made sure i leave little space between shoulders and ears. I did so – it is easy to add any tiny beads jewelry to the idol. At the end added ears and other details and final touches if required.
I let it dry for 24 hours and used acrylic paints to color the idol.
Lastly, added some rhinestones for ganesha and mushikam (mouse) and here he is sitting on the lotus throne with a paper fan backdrop 🙂