Madhubani painting Ganesha

Madhubani painting Ganesha , on a canvas panel

Madhubani painting Ganesha 

Hello everyone,

As one of the important festival ” GANESHA CHATURTHI” is near I thought ,I would do some work on lord Ganesha.Therefore I am here with my latest  Madhubani painting Ganesha.

“Vakratunda mahakaya

Suryakoti samaprabha

Nirvighnyam kuru me deva

Sarva karyeshu sarvada”


Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities by the Hindu.He is also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka.
Ganesha(gananam eeshaha), Lord of the Ganas ,is the most universally adored of all the Hindu gods.
Ganesha is widely worshipped as the remover of obstacles(hence the name Vignesha or Vighnaharta), the god of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.Ganesha is identified with the Hindu mantra Aum, also spelled Om.Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of letters and learning.
As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies.

Ganesha is worshipped on many religious and secular occasions, especially at the beginning of new ventures .Devotees offer Ganesha sweets such as modaka and small sweet balls called laddus.He is often shown carrying a bowl of sweets, called a modakapatra.

He has many names like Modakapriya,Mooshakavahana(riding on a mouse),Ekadanta, Vakratunda, Lambodara(large belly), Gajanana(one with elephant face) etc.
An annual festival honours Ganesha for ten days, starting on Ganesha Chaturthi, which is celebrated on fourth day of shukla paksha in Bhadrapada maasa which typically falls  in late August or early September.The festival begins with people bringing in clay idols of Ganesha, symbolising Ganesha’s visit. The festival culminates on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi, when idols (murtis) of Ganesha are immersed in the most convenient body of water.Some families have a tradition of immersion on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, or 7th day.

ganesha symbolism

Ganesha is a popular figure in Indian art.Ganesha has been represented with the head of an elephant since the early stages of his appearance in Indian art.

Ok, now coming to my painting 🙂 ,the following are the materials used for the painting:

1.Canvas panel 10″X10″

2.Acrylic colours

3.Paint brush


5.Black carbon sheet

The images below show the steps followed

1.I traced the design( that I had drew on a white sheet)on the canvas panel with black carbon.Here first I had thought I will paint the design on white background.Then I changed my mind after tracing 🙂 and decided to use some light colour as background instead of white. otherwise we should first paint the background and  then trace the design.So steps got interchanged here. So i had to do double work,I had to trace the outlines again after background painting 🙂

madhubani ganesha


2.Next I painted the canvas panel with cream colour(yellow+white).Then painted the other parts in the design as shown.

Here I have used acrylic colours green,yellow,white,red,blue,green,pink,black,purple,orange etc. So many colours, It is going to be a colourful painting, right? 🙂

20160829_1216423.Outlines done……………….


4.Few last minute additions to the design. I always do that ….. 🙂

madhubani ganesha

5.Border is done with orange colour.


Final touch to the border is given using black marker pen and white colour.

6.The flowers ,leaves and stem are done.This is how the Ganesha painting looks finally..!


Madhubani painting ganesha 1


madhubani painting Ganesha 2


Did you like this madhubani painting Ganesha??

Wish you all a very Happy Ganesha Chaturthi..!!



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