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Lord Ganesh was born on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of the month of 'Magh'. 'Chatur' means 4. He controls the 8 directions of the Cosmos. 'Gana' means to count. The science of Astrology is dependant on numbers. Hence Lord Ganesh is the Master of Astrology. No wonder that one worships Lord Ganesh before embarking on anything auspicious. Those who would like to fast on Ganesh Chaturthi, start their series of fasting as of today.
Ganesh Paintings Presents By Ganpati Arts
Lord Ganesh's large belly denotes prosperity and that He digests all the good and bad in the world. The planet Mars and Ganpati are considered to have the same complexion. On Ganesh Chaturthi frequencies from Mars and Ganesh reach the Earth.
Ganpati is supposed to smash, with the help of His trunk, all the obstacles that come in the path of His devotees. When an elephant moves through the forest, his massive body clears the way for others who follow. If the trunk of 'Ganesha' is curved to the right He is called 'Sidhi Vinayaka' and requires special worship.

Radha-Krishna Paintings Presents By Ganpati Arts
Radha and Krishna – the archetypal symbol of transcendental love – is one of the most favorite and hugely used themes of Indian paintings. Delineating in lines and colors are the forms and charms of this divine duo. Crafts in India, your trusted online handicrafts store, has an amazing collection of Radha Krishna paintings belonging to different Schools of Indian painting. Some famous Miniature paintings
depicting Lord Krishna and his lilas, Patachitras, adhbani Paintings and others. Scenes of Krishna with Gopis engrossed in the dance of love or Rasalila, Krishna with Radha and many more such images have been depicted in line and color, seen through the creative eye of the painter.
Of special interest will be the series of Radha Krishna Miniature Paintings. Here we find them involved in various intriguing acts of love and enticement. At times Radha asks Krishna to arrange her tresses, and at others, Krishna himself adorns his beloved.

Mughal paintings were a unique blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles that flourished in India during the reign of the Mughal emperors from the 16th to 18th centuries. It was exclusively a court art and its developments depended to a large extent on the patron and his enthusiasm. Traditional Persian themes - battles, court scenes, receptions and legendary stories were richly captured with infinite detail by a team of artists.
Mughal paintings were lively and realistic and showed increasing naturalism with illustrated animal fables, detailed landscape backgrounds and elements of individual portraiture.
The earliest work that comes under the category of mughal painting is "The princess of the house of Timur". A painting that has been repainted throughout the Mughal era at the command of various emperors.

The greatest of the Mughal emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), ruled over a vast Indian empire and was its greatest patron of arts. He encouraged poets, scholars, and painters, making his court a center of culture. During his reign, about a hundred artists worked under the guidance of the two Persian artists. Akbar had a childlike love for tales and this is reflected in what he commissioned his artists to paint. The Mahabaratha, Ramayana and other Persian epics were illustrated. Mughal paintings were lively and realistic and showed increasing naturalism with illustrated animal fables, detailed landscape backgrounds and elements of individual portraiture.
The emperor Jahangir (1605-27) showed a strong patronage for paintings. During his reign, Mughal art became more refined with finer brushwork and lighter colours. He favoured paintings of events from his own life, and encouraged portraits and studies of birds, flowers and animals.

Birds have inspired mankind from the earliest times. Flying through the air, perched in an lifeless tree, or sitting in a wildflower meadow, birds continue to stimulate our imaginations. Come with me and learn a bit about bird paintings as well as learn how to paint birds yourself.

Cavemen painted on their cave walls the things that they saw in their world including birds in the air and on the ground. Traditional flower-and-bird Chinese paintings began their rise to prominence in the mid T'ang dynasty (618-907 A.D.) Birds are the only animals that have feathers and all birds have feathers.Other characteristics of modern birds include:

forelimbs modified into wings, no teeth, scales on the feet, a four chambered heart, egg-laying, clavicles (collar bones) united as furculum (or wishbone) and warm-bloodedness.

Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. Usually the term is applied to traditional means of making goods. The individual artisanship of the items is a paramount criterion, such items often have cultural and/or religious significance. Items made by mass production or machines are not handicrafts.
Usually, what distinguishes the term handicraft from the frequently used category arts and crafts is a matter of intent: handicrafted items are intended to be used, worn, et cetera, having a purpose beyond simple decoration.
Handicrafts are generally considered more traditional work, created as a necessary part of daily life, while arts and crafts implies more of a hobby pursuit and a demonstration/perfection of a creative technique. In practical terms, the categories have a great deal of overlap