UNIQUE GANESHA


Unique Lord Ganesha's pictures at unexpected places, you may like to see. 


 China
 
6th Century A.D
Ganesha in ancient Mogao Caves , China.
The Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas is a shrine of Buddhist art treasure.



 Mumbai
 

1935 Pic
Lord Ganesha of Lalbaugh, Bombay
(Lalbag ka raja, Mumbai)



 Afganistan
 

5th Century A.D Lord Ganesha idol found In Gardez , Paktia Province of Afghanistan



 Indonesia
 

Lord Ganesha at the edge of Mount Bromo Volcano Crater protecting citizens in Indonesia.



 Thailand
 


Ganesh in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. Thais refer to it as Phra Pikanet.Ganesha is god of success and wisdom. That’s the reason why most Thai worship him. He is also the patron of arts and Science. So he is widely worshiped among Thai artists.Because he is god of success and wisdom, Many Thai students pray to him when they have an important exam or when they want good grades.



 Thailand
 

Fine Arts Department emblem and Silpakorn U. emblem.


 Indonesia
 

Lord Ganesha Seated on Throne of Human Skulls , 13th Century A.D , Singosari , East Java , Indonesia


Dantewada, Chattisgarh - India
 






Lord Ganesha at 4000 ft.
In Dantewada, Chattisgarh one has to travel 5 km by foot through jungles to reach here. It is said that Lord Parashuram fought Lord Ganesha here. In the fight Lord Ganesha's tooth was broken.




Bihar, India 
 

Ganesha from Nalanda Maha Vihara (Bihar)
Dated: 10th century CE or older.


Indonesia 
 

Ganesha on a lotus throne, Prambanan Temple Complex, Indonesia.

Note the details of throne. Lotus petals are shaped as ogive arches interspersed with triangular pattern, arches symbolising lotus petal holding dome(HiranyaGarbha).


 Cambodia
 

Ganesha and ShivaLingam from Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Dated: ~10th century CE or older
Here ShivaLingam follows typical square, octagonal and cylindrical/circular scheme.

From an old photograph by Eliot Elisofone






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