Ganesha Writes Mahabharata

Ganesha Writes Mahabharata

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The beautiful Batik painting depicts the Lord Ganesha the lord of Wisdom, Ganesha writing the Mahabharata. When Vyasa decided to write the Great Epic Mahabharata, he needed to concentrate on the composing and so was in need of someone to write it down as he recited the verses. Then Brahma suggested that Ganesha be appointed the writer. Ganesh agreed to do so but put a condition that the recitation speed should be such that there is no break in the writing. Vyasa agreed but put forward his own condition. Ganesh must understand everything before he wrote it down. Whenever Vyasa needed time to compose the next verses he would first recite some complex verses. Ganesh would take time to figure out what they meant. This gave Vyasa the time he needed. At one point Ganesh’s quill broke while he was writing. He then broke one of his tusks and continued writing. This is the reason that Ganesh is always depicted with one tusk. The blue colour adds beauty to the painting and the method of dewaxing gives special effect to the Batik painting.

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The beautiful Batik painting depicts the Lord Ganesha the lord of Wisdom, Ganesha writing the Mahabharata. When Vyasa decided to write the Great Epic Mahabharata, he needed to concentrate on the composing and so was in need of someone to write it down as he recited the verses. Then Brahma suggested that Ganesha be appointed the writer. Ganesh agreed to do so but put a condition that the recitation speed should be such that there is no break in the writing. Vyasa agreed but put forward his own condition. Ganesh must understand everything before he wrote it down. Whenever Vyasa needed time to compose the next verses he would first recite some complex verses. Ganesh would take time to figure out what they meant. This gave Vyasa the time he needed. At one point Ganesh’s quill broke while he was writing. He then broke one of his tusks and continued writing. This is the reason that Ganesh is always depicted with one tusk. The blue colour adds beauty to the painting and the method of dewaxing gives special effect to the Batik painting.

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