Festive Post: Various Avatars of Ganeshji in Home Accents

Various Avatars of Ganeshji
Various Avatars of Ganeshji

Come Ganesh Chaturthi and my memories linger back to childhood days where we would run around asking neighbors to pitch in some cash so that we could buy a Ganesh Idol and celebrate the festival in a makeshift garage. As much as the adults resented this, they would finally end up joining in the celebrations taking turns to make sweet goodies for prasadam. The festive look somehow doesn’t figure in the place I live in….everyone knows there is some festival when the prices of fruits and flowers shoot up!

Hiding behind the mask!
Hiding behind the mask!

Anyways, the other side of Bangalore streets sure looks vibrant with rows of idols waiting to be sold while sellers and buyers haggle over the price. It’s a visual treat to see Him don various avatars during this festival. The colorful buntings and other accessories to deck up Ganeshji adds to the shopping fun.

Cozy up with Ganeshji - Cushion covers
Cozy up with Ganeshji….

Festivities apart, I am sure your home will have Ganeshji in some or the other form of home accents. I leave you with some images of Ganeshji’s various avatars in home accents while you enjoy the festivities with modaks, chaklis and other goodies.

Ganeshji art on coffee mugs to plant holders
From coffee mugs to plant holders, HE seems to be everywhere!

Wishing all our readers a “Happy Ganesha Festival”. May HE bless you all with health, wealth and prosperity. Meanwhile, “Say it with flowers na“……is still open for you to participate.

PN: Images have been taken from various sources on the internet, if it’s your picture and have any objection, please let me know. I’ll take them off.

Update: Most of the products showcased here are retailed by Ganesh Mall, an online store. The black hand embroidered cushion cover is by Maria who retails at Liminal threads.


  1. I love those pillows!

  2. I would love to know where to get some of these accents. If you could please share the link or location, that would be great, thanks.

  3. wow! What a beautiful and colourful post. I particularly loved that Ganesha mug!

  4. i luved everything 😉

  5. I love the turquoise mask and the green and purple pillow.Happy Ganesha festival and chaturthi to you too.So excited that the festive season is beginning.

  6. The pillows look gorgeous.. but the mugs.. huummm.. not my type!!

  7. The cushion/pillow on the far right (on black fabric with Ganesha holding the lotus) was embroidered by hand (no machine embroidery) by myself as a Commission for a lady. I do have a website which I'm currently upgrading so it hasn't got all my items on it yet, but I am available to discuss commission work. I also make a drawstring bag/pouch with Ganesha on it.

    http://www.liminalthreads.com and/or

    Thank you for the creator of this blog for choosing one of my items photos of which are also on my flickr page.

  8. lovely stuff..but I am not a huge fan of having pictures of any God on things that we use around the house like mugs, pillows, penstands etc…lest we step on it, the lil one throws it around or we dirty it.

  9. wonderful array of products!! I do agree with purplehomes though on the point of mugs and pillows..but I like the masks as they can be hung on walls and the candle stands!!

  10. loved the masks and the last mug…happy ganesh chaturthi to you all…:)

  11. Liked all the gooddies..wishing you all a nice day

  12. The cushion I made was requested specifically for a room which was a spiritual/meditation/religious space. Thus there was no danger of it actually being touched or thrown about by those who may erroneously not respect it (children or pets).. :o)