Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Many Faces of Lord Ganesha at home

Om maha Ganapathe namaha

Sarva vignoba shantaye

Om Ganeshaya namaha.

Om, I invoke the name of Ganapathi,

Bringer of peace over all troubles,

Om, I invoke the name of Ganesh….

* Lord Ganesh, the remover of all obstacles and bestower of wishes, is worshipped in myriad expressions of form and material -wood, terracotta, bronze, clay, silver and stone. His elephant-head and curving trunk resting over his enormous belly are the most prominent features of him.

* Today is Ganesh Chaturthi and I thought this was the perfect time to post a few snaps from my personal collection of Ganeshas. Collecting ganesh idols have become almost an obsession for me.

* Ganesh, or Ganapathi as we prefer to call him down South, sits on my shelves, in multiple forms of statuary, stone, metal and papier mache.

* Few auspicious occasions are not embarked upon without first seeking his blessings.

* He figured prominently in my childhood stories, which I now tell my little one. I have since then developed an even more personal connection to Ganesh.

* Ganesh’s trunk can be curled into the symbol “Om”, the primal sound; and the snake found coiled around his waist represents the force of cosmic energy.

* To thee, Lord Ganesha, come and fill our homes with happiness and goodness……..


  1. speechlesS!! beautiful clicks...:)

  2. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi....and amazing clicks!!

  3. Here is wishing you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi... I was waiting for this post.. The pics are amazing.. as always!!

  4. Shubh Ganesha Chaturthi. spectacular pictures Lakshmi.

  5. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you :)
    Amazing clicks! always!!

  6. Looks lovely and serene, like most of your photos. Ganesh Chaturthi wishes to you!

  7. These are gorgeous. Love the first image!!

  8. Amazing pics as always, Hope you had a lovely festive day...If I haven't invited you to join in the September Blog Carnival hosted by the Keybunch, may I take this opportunity to do so? Please do join in.

  9. Your pics are so beautiful!!! Lovely composition, lights, background..everything!!


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