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see HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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Ganesha

wisdom god having a human body and an elephant head. [Hindu Myth.: Leach, 440]
See: Wisdom
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Ganesh Chaturthi festival which kick-started on September 2 will culminate on September 12 with the 'visarjan' (immersion) of Ganesha idols in water bodies.
When his wife Zanib peeked from the palki, Ismaeel's aide Ganesha threw a dagger at her, killing her at the spot.
According to Hindus, Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and all the problems in one's life as well as the creator of happiness in the life of people.
Around one million gigantic, big and small statues of Ganesha have reached the homes of the commoner people, celebrities, industrialists and politicians, housing complexes, waadis/waadas, private and public companies, besides the huge or gigantic ones at public marquees organized by Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals in Mumbai and all over the state.
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In Hinduism, Ganesha is revered as a god of wisdom and remover of obstacles.
Explaining the inspiration behind Ganesha's menu, Tanveer says: "I was fortunate enough to grow up with great chefs in the family.
Many children were present to watch Lord Ganesha being submerged in the river and were delighted to be on boats hired to transport the idol and worshippers.
Sharma says the bodies were recovered Thursday, a day after thousands of devotees thronged the river banks celebrating the birth of Ganesha, who is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
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Like many spiritual and mythological creatures, Ganesha is a hybrid god--or "zoomorphic deity"--possessing a combination of human and animal body parts.
The stone statue of Hindu god Ganesha was hidden inside a crate for years but taken to cover the lost fees.