Send-off Goan style. While wandering in Dhargalim, Goa, one late evening in September, I happened upon the home of Santosh Khanolkar on the edge of a paddy field. It was the final day of the extended Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the family was preparing its traditional visarjan (final rites before immersion of the idol). They […]
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Omnipresent. The first thing I noticed as we came within sight of Seljahjallagil – a remarkable canyon studded with basalt columns – near the Mývatn area in north Iceland is the likeness of Ganesha. A full photographic account of this wondrous place will be presented later. For now, this teaser.
Salutations to the Portly One and Festival Greetings to all! The festival of Ganesha will be celebrated on Friday, August 29. Excerpts from my introduction to the Ganesha photo gallery in The Huffington Post, 2010: The story is told that the elephant-headed Ganesha and his brother Kartikeya, the god of war, were once locked […]