Friday, February 27, 2009

Lord Ganesh

Lord Ganesh
Originally uploaded by RedKen
Ganesha (Sanskrit), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, says Wikipedia.[5] His image is found throughout India.[6] Hindu sects worship him regardless of other affiliations.[7]

Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.[8]

Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify.[9] Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles[10] and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha, Vighneshvara),[11] patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom.[12] He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions.

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