A young artist shows who’s his favourite deity

This 11-year-old has captured the deity Ganesha in various forms. From playing football to visiting the pyramids in Egypt, dancing in joy and practising yoga, Aprameya Karthik’s drawings of the elephant god started as a thanksgiving effort in 2009.

Today, he has done over 1,000 line drawings, which were exhibited at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on Friday.

Different languages

The creativity of this young artist is evinced in drawings using the alphabets of five different languages: Kannada, English Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Not just the alphabet, but also arithmetic symbols such as division, addition and multiplication too. And there are Ganeshas drawn ideographically from flowers such as lily, daisy and lotus.

Another unique set is the way in which the deity is depicted in other countries.

“The Ganesha I have drawn are to show how people of other countries view him.

“This was very difficult as every Ganesha’s eyes had to be drawn differently,” Karthik said.


His mother, Anita M.V., said: “Karthik used to do a lot of Ganesha drawings but we never counted them. But a year back when he showed the drawings, there were already 700.

“We encouraged him to reach 1,000 so that they could be showed to the world.”

The exhibition was inaugurated by Gandhi Bhavan president H. Srinivasaiah, Chairman of the Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi.

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