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Thursday, November 09, 2006

London's Elephants - No. 11 in a series



The series had to have an image of Ganesha, the elephant god. This rather unusual dancing Ganesh is in the British Museum and dates from 750 AD. It was pillaged brought back from Uttar Pradesh and can now be seen amongst the entirely wonderful Indian collection.

You may find it interesting to know that Ganesh, one of the favourite Hindu gods is the lord of beginnings and the placer and remover of obstacles. In the myth, he lost his human head when Shiva cut it off in a temper. He swore to replace it with the head of hte first creature he met, which was an elephant,


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posted by Ham at 00:17 -- Comments here: 7

Comments on "London's Elephants - No. 11 in a series"

 

Blogger Pierre said ... (06:13) : 

Hi Ham, another pachyderm! What an incredible series! (Pillaged/brought back, lol!)

 

Blogger lynn said ... (11:48) : 

How weird. lol. For those out of London, visit my blog, www.ukdailyphoto.blogspot.com

 

Blogger Mike said ... (13:54) : 

Lovin' your work Ham! and Rosalind, i think your are just down the road from me, fancy creating birdlipdailyphoto.blogspot.com? We could take pictures of the garage... and... actually, bad idea.

 

Blogger Marie McC said ... (17:32) : 

Love the sculpture! I have a teak Ganesh right here at my desk at work.

 

Blogger Michael said ... (23:31) : 

I love the story behind Lord Ganesh. We now use him as a symbol in one of the training courses we have to encourage people to improve their listening skills...one of the reasons he has large ears.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (00:27) : 

Michael - what a great motivational idea! Listen to what I'm saying or I'll cut off your head! I should htink that works.

 

Blogger Michael said ... (09:20) : 

LOL Ham!

 

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