Ganesha in Henna, Part 1

Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities, known as the Lord of Success.  This Elephant deity has become one of the commonest mnemoics for anything associated with Hinduism. 

Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati.  He is marked by a curved elephant trunk and big ears, and a huge pot bellied body of a human.  He is the Lord of Success and the destroyer of evils and obstacles.  He is also worshiped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.  With Ganesh reflecting so many positive attributes, it's no wonder that elephants have become a popular image in art, tattoos, and body art. 

In honour of Ganesha, we will undergo a series of Ganesh drawings.  Some of these will be in our Workshop Wednesday posts, showing you a break down of a design application, while others will be shared over the next few weeks with a recollection of the story of Ganesha. 

For now, enjoy this drawing of Ganesha wearing a magnificent crown.  You can see the breakdown of the crown in next week's post.