Jan 8, 2012

Tanjore Reverse Glass Painting-PANCHAMUKHA GANAPATHI

Here is a Tanjore style, Reverse Glass painting of Panchamukha Ganapathi or Panchamukha Ganesha...

As the name suggests,it is done on the reverse side of a plain glass.

First,you reverse the sketch outline and trace in out on the glass with an OHP pen or Indian ink.

Then ,you fill up the stones with luminous paints which gives your painting a special,stone effect.

Next ,you shade and fill up the various parts of the figure and the background with acrylic,or enamel paints.

lastly,after the paints have completely dried up,you paint the gold areas with gold paint.

Panchamukhi Ganesha is shown having five faces .

 Pancha means Five and mukhi means faced.
  Panchmukhi Ganesha is embodiment of all potencies.
  The most relevant meaning of the five-headed Ganesh is certainly that these heads symbolize the five kosha that  the subtle anatomy experiences...

1.Annamaya kosha: the flesh body made of matter

2.Pranamaya kosha: the breath body, or energy body.

3.Manomayakosha: the mental body.

4.Vighnnamayakosha: the body of the Upper Consciousness.

5.Anandamayakosha: the body of Cosmic Bless.

Thus, the fifth head of Ganesh symbolizes the highest level of yogic experience, called Anandamayakosha, or Sat-Chit-Ananda , the Pure Consciousness without qualification.  Thus this form of Lord Ganesha when kept in home/office , brings auspicious vibrations of spirituality, harmony and bliss.

Placing Panchamukhi Vinayaka or 5 faced Ganesha facing towards east, either in your home or office, would work wonders.... 

Unlike the Traditional Tanjore Painting-here we do not use semiprecious gem stones and pure gold foil....but this art form is in no way lesser to the traditional tanjore works and also have its own charm...

And ,can you believe...I was able to complete this piece in less than a week....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mam,
    I am very much interested in Tanjore reverse glass painting.
    Can you please suggest a place in chennai where I could buy the the Gold Dust and Stone paints used for this kind of art.