ISBN 9788184620047,Ganesha - The AuspiciousThe Beginning: An Introduction

Ganesha - The AuspiciousThe Beginning: An Introduction

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Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788184620047

ISBN-10 8184620047

Paper Back

Number of Pages 106 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Among the many Gods worshipped in India, Ganesha has a pride of place - as the Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, the endearing elephant-headed deity. But was Ganesha always our beloved God? How then did He weave his way into a country's affections? Moving effortlessly between legend and history, parables and archaeology, the book sheds light on the rise of a God. With photographs and attractive line-drawings, this book speaks as effectively through visual as it does through words.

Ganesha is today the most popular and loved of the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Nothing auspicious takes place without invoking his name. Was this always so? If not, how did he rise into prominence? These and so many more questions have exercised the minds of those interested in Hindu religion and philosophy. Profusely illustrated