About Ganesha

Ganesha is worship dieties in the Hindu pantheon.  His devotees are not only Hindis but also Buddhists and Jains.  Ganesha is revered as the god of beginnings, remover of obstracles, the patron of arts and sciences and the go of intellect and wisdom.  His devotees usually honor him at the start of new projects in an elaborate rituals and ceremonies.  He is usually depicted with elephant head with big belly. He holds his own broken tusk in his right hand and holds a delicacy, which he samples with his trunk on his left hand

Two Ganesha statues in this shrine are made in different schools of art.   The stone statue outside of the building is carved out of stone from Indonesia and it is dated about 1,000 y ears old.   The main principal statue in the shrine building is a sculpture in an Indian style.   Besides his usual attributes, this sculpture has a cobra hanging around his body symbolizing that he is a son of Shiva.

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