Thursday, September 20, 2012

Celebrating the Festival of Ganesha

Mumbai is celebrating the festival of Ganesha with its usual pomp and splendour and I am reminded of one of my early collages - one of Lord Ganesha.  This one.
Size : 9.5"x 8"

Ganesha is a much loved diety of the Hindus.   He is depicted with the head of an elephant but with a human form.  Everything in Hinduism is symbolic and so it is with each body part of Lord Ganesha. 

He is called the 'remover of all obstacles' and is considered the epitome of wisdom.   It is customary to say a small prayer to Ganesha before commencing any activity that one wishes to accomplish well.

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