Monday, March 20, 2006

Ganesha looking just Iere

Hindu worship or puja, involves images (murtis) prayers (mantras) and diagrams of the universe (yantras)

These two sculptures representing the Hindu Deities are placed in a gallery of a homeowner situated in the quaint village of Iere, Princess Town. The temple is an elaborate shrine to their faith and Hindu ethnicity.

as sculptural art, Trinidad and Tobago

Ganesha is one of the distinctive Gods within Hinduism. The image has an elephant's head with a human body usually colored as pink or yellow. The elephant's head symbolizes the gaining of knowledge through listening (ears) and reflection (large head). The two tusks, one whole and the other broken, reflect the existence of perfection and imperfection in the physical world. There is a wealth of symbolism associated with his 'pot belly'. It has been interpreted as reflecting an ability to digest whatever experiences life brings.

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