Hello Girls, I am very happy with the nail art I am sharing today. I did them with a lot of devotion and effort. It is for the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, who has an elephant-head.
A Little history for my readers : A traditional legend about Ganesha’s birth is that Parvati, Shiva’s wife, created Ganesha out of mala (dirt) off her body while having a bath and breathed life into the figure.She then set him the task of guarding her door while she bathed. Shiva, who had gone out, returned and as Ganesha didn’t know him, didn’t allow him to enter. After the combat between Ganesha and Shiva Ganas, finally angry Shiva severed the head of the child. Parvati seeing this became enraged and Shiva then promised that her son will be alive again. The devas searched for the head of a dead person facing North, but they found only the head of an elephant. They brought the head of the elephant and Shiva fixed it on the child’s body and brought him back to life. Lord Shiva also declared that from this day the boy would be called Ganesha (Gana Isha : Lord of Ganas).
Yellow and Red are considered very auspicious for Hindus and we use them for all our Pujas. So one thing was clear in my head- I wanted a red and Yellow. Since I wanted a real traditional feel, I did not go for usual yellow. The typical yellow used is an Orche Yellow or Mustard yellow.
So I set aside my safe yellows and picked up Barry M Mustard. I was so correct. It looked so real. I did a gradient with Essence Redvolution and then stamped with Nail Matinee NM 03.
It looked just what I wanted it to look like, Traditional and festive. On my accent and middle nail I did a top coat of Jordana Bronze Glitter for the look of richness. Then with NM01 I made a decal of Lord Ganesha and stamped Swastik with NM Red Stamping polish.It took a lot of effort and trials to get what was in my head on my nails. I am pleased with them. What do you girls say? Doesn’t it look so pious and auspicious?