Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Hindu Festival...

So it's the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi and at every corner you see Ganesh idols like this. This festival goes on for ten days and there is a lot of dancing and drama on the streets. He is the elephant headed god, history has it that Lord Shiva (Ganesh's father) accidentally beheaded his son and then replaced his head with that of an elephant's. As usual click on the picture for a larger view.

6 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Karen!

NOW INDIA would be an excellent place to see something SO UNLIKE the WESTERN WORLD!!!! And thank you for visiting me. Yes, I do dress UP for my job. I believe in going to work with:

A smile.
Black and elegant skirt.
Pearls.
High heels.
Scarves!!!!!

ENJOY YOUR DAY! Anita

YONKS said...

Karen,
I loved the photo of your home in your last post! Spactacular.

How colourful is Ganesh. I love this :-)
Di
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VP said...

What a coincidence: I just photographed a huge Ganesha today, here in Berlin...

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This Ganesh looks splendid,I didn't know about the accident,thanks for the information.
I love your photo of the skirts!

Halcyon said...

Very neat!

EG Wow said...

This is the first time I've read about how Ganesh got hos elephant head.