The purpose of this site is to present the Newari painting, which is call "Paubha" in Newari, "Pata" in Sanskrit and "Thangka" inTibetin. In the past, Paubha painting was a sacred art and its production was itself a form of religious sadhana. But in modern times these practices have been almost forgotten.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Ganesh, the elephant headed god of wisdom and success is the defender and remover of obstacles and has to be propitiated first before worship to other gods. He is known as "Sidhi Data" or bestower of success in the work. His elephant head has only one full tusk, while the other is broken. He said to have lost it in a fight with Parasuram. It is also said that he broke it to write the Mahabharata to the dictation of sage Vyasa. His elephant head is believed to be an emblem of wisdom and his mount an emblem of sagacity. His mount is the "Mooshika" called shrew. He is also Known as Vinayaka.