Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jerome Sculpture


11 comments:

Kate said...

unusual to see Ganeesh in an Arizona shop!

Fotolosopher said...

Well, Kate gave it a name. I was going to say that looks like something one might see in India not Jerome. Do you know what it's all about?

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Kate said...

For Wendell re. Ganesha (another name for the Hindu god): is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations.] Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions

Sharon Anck said...

Wonderful photo of this statue and I'm glad that Kate identified to so well for us.

William Kendall said...

Curious to find him in Arizona!

Randy said...

Ganesha is everywhere.

Thérèse said...

Ganesh of modern times!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ganeesh is looking very happy!

José Mendonça said...

I haven't seen a statue of Ganesha that I didn't like and this one is no exception. But of course, the older the better.

Kathy said...

I think I may know the shop this is in. If so, I certainly wouldn't be able to afford this whimsical creature!