Why Ganesha Sells Well in Markets
“Cherubic & cuddly idols of elephant God continue to make good business for traditional sculptor barring the recent impediments thrown by GST under new Tax regime“
# Ganesha is one of chief deities worshiped all around Indian provinces as harbinger of good luck before the commencement of any ritual or starting new vocation.
# Traces of Elephant God have been found even in the Harrappan and some of the Buddhist site during excavation. Hence the deity has a great significance among Vedic and contemporary Gods alike.
# There are many folklore & Mythologies associated with Ganesha, Lord Shiva & Parvati. These romanticized narratives like beheading of his own son by Shiva in a fit of rage capture the fancy of so many devout Indians and engendered the enticement to adorn their humble houses with their sculptures.
# In the times of digitization of Museums, manuscripts & palimpsest as the art of iconography has evolved a great deal likewise changed countenances of Elephant God.
# Though the idea of understanding deities is beyond the wisdom of mortal being but means of expressing the honorifics are aptly embodied by the Idols, Sculptures, Iconography, Calligraphy.
# Idol making is one of the art of antiquity, there many third & fourth generation Sculptors continue to infuse the life in the idols made from mud, thaw & plaster of Paris.
# There are kharkhanas in Maharashtra’s Hamrarapur, Kala-kendra (craft centers) in Gujarat, west Bengal where the hands of Sculptors with conjure up divinity with soggy hands mired in slimy soil.
# Recent implementation of GST under new tax reforms has hit the livelihood of numerous such Artists, Sculptors & Craftsman who are having hard times understanding complexities of billing structure in compliance of GST.