So, I began formulating a new mythological tale about Priya, a human woman and ardent devotee of the goddess Parvati
who has experienced a brutal rape and the social stigma and isolation that resulted from it.
In the last category belongs a painting, part of her ' Divine Mothers' series, which shows the scene of Lord Ganesh's beheading, with his mother, Goddess Parvati
, lying nearby.
Legend has it that Hindu Goddess Parvati
created Ganesha from a perfumed putty-like substance, used to remove dirt from her body in an ancient self-cleansing ritual, the equivalent of a modern bath.
Once goddess Parvati
, while bathing, created a boy out of the dirt of her body and assigned him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom.
Followers of the one-tusked, four-armed god, the son of Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati
, are gearing up for annual celebrations, which will see idols ritually immersed in water after a 10-day festival.
The goddess Parvati
heard the child wail and, as any mother would do, picked him up and nursed him.
IN Hindu mythology the goddess Parvati
, wife of the god Shiva, is said to have decorated herself with henna to charm Shiva away from his meditations.
The name Nagri is derived from the words Nay Gauri which mean the nine incarnations of the Goddess Parvati
Complete with four arms, the Manchester United and England star sits on a throne resting on tabloid newspapers with wife Victoria as mountain goddess Parvati
and Brooklyn as their son Ganesh.
The couple are portrayed in a painting as the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati
, with their son, Brooklyn, depicted as the elephant god Ganesh.
England football captain David Beckham and popstar wife Victoria are portrayed as the Hindu God Shiva and his goddess Parvati
in a picture by Wirral artists Amrit and Rabindra Singh, 36.
The couple are portrayed in a painting (right) as the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati
, with their son Brooklyn depicted as the elephant god Ganesh.