Dimensions : H: 30 (in) | W: 22 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Handmade Paper
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The story of Lord Ganesha obtaining an elephant head is a well known story. The origins and details of the story change slightly in different regions of India. Perhaps, the most well-known version of the story originates from the Siva Purana, wherein we see that Maa Parvati wants to take bath and with attendants present to guard her, she creates the image of a boy from turmeric paste, uses divine magic and infuses life into it. Thus, Ganesh is born. She instructs him to not let anyone inside & Ganesh follows orders strictly. Upon the arrival of Shiva and unaware of the creation of Ganesha by Parvati, he is infuriated when is stopped by a mere boy from entering inside his home. A fierce battle ensues which causes Ganesha to be beheaded. On seeing this, Maa Parvati demands Shiva to restore Ganesha back to life. All attempts go in vain. As Shiva approached Brahma, he was advised to replace Ganesha’s head with the first living creature facing north. That is how Ganesh got his head.
Ambika Devi is a celebrated Madhubani artist from Rashidpur, Bihar. She learnt the tradition of Madhubani painting from her mother at the tender age of 12. In a modern world, her family carefully continued the centuries old tradition inside the walls of their home. She is known for her ‘Line Work’ in Madhubani Painting, a type of fine intricate work that consists of only two colours - red and black. While she works with other colours and paints on walls and canvases, she prefers the sophisticated and laborious rewards of line work.
In 2018, she attended ‘Kala Sangam’, an event that promotes cultural ties between India and Singapore. At the event, she met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who purchased her work and appreciated her courage to come alone all the way from Bihar to Singapore.
Her Madhubani work on the pandemic has been published in leading newspapers, like The Hindu, BBC, and Mint including an article on the CDC website and won the National Award in 2009
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