Jai Ekādantā! The Joyful One, the Guardian of Thresholds, the Lord of the Gaṇas. This is the rare “Great” tantric form, with ten arms, a precious pot spilling gems, and his consort Siddhalakṣmī sitting on his left thigh.
This is a rare project done for the benefit of fans, scholars, and devotees rather than for profit. This artwork was created for worship; there is no signature. It is free to download, copy, use, and share.
Please donate to help me continue this sacred work! It is appropriate to ensure an energetic balance when seeking blessings and inauspicious to arrive at temple to receive the gaze (darśana) of a deity empty-handed.
Right of authorship is reserved. This is only to prevent misappropriation and distortion. This is a darshan image with precise symbolism (both obvious and hidden) and it should not be altered by anyone who lacks traditional training and profound understanding of this deity and of Hindu sacred art generally.
Extensive research and many preliminary sketches were done. Thanks so much to Max Stetsenko and his friends at Tripura Tallika for initiating this project, doing the scriptural study, and compiling references for me to ensure this image matches the scriptural description (Dhyāna Śloka) exactly.
This project has been one of the most challenging I’ve ever accepted. It has been in progress for YEARS. I’ve been chanting Śrī Mahāgaṇapati’s mantra every day since we agreed to start, even before the first drawings were begun. I visited his shrine at the Mookambika temple in South India to ask for this project to be blessed and be a blessing. Thousands of rounds of his mantra were chanted while completing the artwork.
I’m so grateful to the Lord of Thresholds for helping me to finally complete this icon and offer it to the world.