Wednesday, September 1, 2010

abc wednesday - G is for "Ganesh"

In the Hindu pantheon, Ganesh is a particular favorite
of mine. First of all, he is the Patron of Letters (and
I work in publishing).  He is also revered as the
Remover of Obstacles, and I can use all the help I
can get!  I found these two representations, classic and
 kitschy, at my fave store, ABC Carpet and Home
(where they have—obviously—everything).

[See more interpretations of the letter G here.]


  1. Beautiful sculptures and nice snaps.

  2. I saw this Elephant god for the first time a couple of years ago in an Indian shop and was fascinated by it ! Now I know who he is and also read about him.very nice choice for G !
    Gattina from the ABC team

  3. Well, I'm G for "Glad" to make his acquaintance ~ sounds like a Good fellow to have around.

  4. Ever since I went to India I have a little Ganesh on my dashboard. Like our Tamil driver on our road trip, I light a stick of incense to scent up my car on the way to school. Remover of obstacles? Wonderful...

  5. I'm with you Alexa - I could use all the help I can get too!

  6. "Remover of obstacles"? Well, I certainly need that help! I particularly love the one on the right.

  7. Yes, this is a fine choice.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. now this is a post close to my heart, since Ganesh is my patron God as well :D lovely sculptures indeed.. thanks for sharing, Alexa..!

    My ABC Wednesday G

  9. I could use one of those! :) Nice post!

  10. Ganesha is a favorite of two of my best friends. Have you ever seen seen Peter Brook's film of the Mahabharata? Narrated of course by Ganesha.
    Thank you for bringing us all these wonderful Ganeshas!
    Helen Mac, ABC team

  11. Lovely post Alexa!! :)
    We are soon going to celebrate the festival of Ganesha here in India. It lasts for 10 days and then the immersion of the idol takes place. There is a sea of humanity during this time and numerous pandals are erected all over the city, beautifully decorated too.

  12. Lovely post Alexa!!
    We are just a few days away from the festival of Ganesha here in India to be celebrated from Sept 11th onwards for 10 days and preparations are in full swing. Ganesha is a deity to whom everyone prays here before embarking on a journey or starting a new venture to ward off obstacles. Lovely post!!


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