September 15, 2010

Ganesha idol/painting outside house in Bundi, Rajasthan

Location: Bundi, Rajasthan, India (25° 26′ 24″ N, 75° 38′ 24″ E)

Date: 22 Dec 2009; 1.10pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

I saw this painting of Ganesha outside houses in Bundi. There are different versions but of them are of Ganesha. I did not quite discover the reasons for this but I guess it has to do with the fact that Ganesha is a symbol of prosperity and is believed to be destroyer of all obstacles which come in its way. Hence just like the Chinese Door Gods, Ganesha is supposed to do the same.

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