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Ganesha Statue


Mark Cartwright
by Swaminathan
published on 08 May 2013
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A representation of Ganesha, one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon. He is considered to be the patron of intellectuals, travellers, commerce and new projects. In his hands he often holds a bag of sweets and either an axe or goad, symbolic of his ability to overcome obstacles.

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