Ganpati Bappa Morya!
First and foremost I would like to start off this blog by wishing everyone a Happy Ganesh Chathurthi.
Lord Ganesha is widely known as the deity of fortuitous beginnings and the remover of obstacles. As we start off with our workshop in full effect, the making of a sculpture of Ganesha himself is one of the first few tasks being undertaken there. Over the past couple of days, Nikhil had been working on prototypes of the statue, trying to get the proportions right. After some hit and trial, he had the proportions resolved in a miniature idol that all of us thought was absolutely adorable and unmistakably Ganesha.
Now it was time for this to translate into stone. The process will take some time from beginning to end. He started off with nothing more than a boulder yesterday, but today on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi we finally see glimpses of Ganpati himself emerging from it!