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Learn to draw visual symbol of Lord Ganesha this Vinayak Chaturthi
Much celebrated Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi is just around the corner. The temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha are being decked up and confectioners are busy preparing 'modaks' ?the sweet said to be liked most by the deity. It is also the time to to do the simple wall painting of Lord Ganesha as a visual symbol for good omen and fortune.

In our country, the most popular subject of simple symbolic line drawing is lord Ganesha. As a simple outline, everyone can try drawing Lord Ganesha, as shown in the stepwise picture of such a drawing in form of a visual symbol. If you try step-wise drawing, you will be able to learn how to draw the visual symbol of Lord Ganesha.

Visual symbols are representations of direct reality in the form of two-dimension line drawings or sketches with no detailing. In India, visual symbolism of Lord Ganesha on Hindu marriage cards and invites for new ventures is most common.

In Hinduism, wisdom and good fortune are represented by the elephant in the form of the Lord Ganesha, one of the most popular gods among Hindus. He has distinctive human form with the head of an elephant. In Japanese Buddhism Ganesha is known as Kangiten or "Deva of Bliss" and often represented as an elephant-headed male and female pair.

In India, Lord Ganesha is considered to be the most drawn figure as a visual symbol. Since a visual represents reality, it is not real like a picture. Visual symbols are simplified drawings designed to represent a real thing by means of dots, lines and symbols. Like symbosl of eyes can be two dots and simple straight or curved lines representing other parts without any realistic detailing. 

The inset visual symbol of Lord Gnasha has been shown by the step-wise drawing. "Although the notion that some people can draw and others can't is one of the myths of our culture, in fact, learning to draw simple images is easy. It can be accomplished by following the step by step methods shown below and then later by simply copying the images shown on the sample," says visual symbolic drawing expert Nancy Margulies.

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