Monday, March 19, 2007

Hooray for Bollywood

I'm sure most of you have seen the Hindu deity with the elephant head. He is Ganesha.
Ganesha is one of the most worshiped deities in Hinduism. He is considered the Lord of Obstacles (both spiritual and material) and is capable of creating such obstacles for those who need to be checked, but he can just as easily remove them. Of course he comes to mind right now, with me getting ready to head back to the states. A vast ocean will soon be a large obstacle and it will be awhile til I can return to Australia... and to Judy...an exceedingly busy year awaits.

So while I was wandering around Newtown in the part with a bajillion East Indian restaurants, markets, and clothing shops I took a few photos in some alleys.

Meet Ganesha 2007

5 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

Great photos Michael. The top one looks almost as if he'd consumed the beer from the empty bottles.

Jane said...

Ooh!
Ganesha! I love him!

I made a lovely Ganesha shrine in my book~ I wish I could share it with you...

Soon... Soon~

Great photos!

Safe Journey Home...
XoxoxoX
J a n e

Megan Pickwell said...

Safe travels Micheal - I look forward to the unveiling of the collaboration with judy.
May you both be back on the same side of the world soon.
Megan

meganpickwell said...

Just saw some sneak peeks from Judy's blog. the suspense is killing me!
Megan

Sarah said...

Hey, reminds me of a certain bowling pin I did in your class :)