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Ganesha 3 – Special features
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely known as the remover of obstacles. It is interesting to see that people depict Lord Ganesha in various forms in their artworks .
Ganesha is a popular figure in Indian art. Unlike those of some deities, representations of Ganesha show wide variations and distinct patterns changing over time. He may be portrayed standing, dancing, heroically taking action against demons, playing with his family as a boy, sitting down or on an elevated seat, or engaging in a range of contemporary situations.
Ganesha is worshiped on many religious and secular occasions, especially at the beginning of ventures such as buying a vehicle or starting a business. Devotees offer Ganesha sweets such as modak and ladoos.
An annual festival honors Ganesha for ten days, starting on Ganesha Chaturthi, which typically falls in late August or early September. The festival begins with people bringing in clay idols of Ganesha, symbolizing Ganesha’s visit. The festival culminates on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi, when idols of Ganesha are immersed in the most convenient body of water. Some families have a tradition of immersion on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, or 7th day.
We had posted 2 special features on Lord Ganesha in our recent posts. In this post we have again hand picked some of our favorite artworks on the same. Hope you enjoy this post!
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