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, 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]
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Lord Ganesh is believed to be the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune, and throwing flowers into the water is said to bring blessings to Hindus.
In contrast to rulers who ordered the destruction of the Bamyan Buddhas along with several other artefacts, this columnist was surprised to see a statue of Lord Ganesh (among the most important members of the Hindu pantheon) at the entrance of the office of the President of Indonesia.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival that reveres the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed god.
The minister said he gets statues of gods, especially Lord Ganesh, as gifts and nowadays he noticed that their eyes are becoming smaller and smaller.
CEREMONY: A statue of Lord Ganesh is carried to the Ferry
"Rat is considered to be vehicle of 'vighn-harta' Ganesh....I feel proud that with Lord Ganesh on my back, Gujarat faces no problems."
The students brought out their creative expression of art with a colourful Rangoli of Lord Ganesh at the entrance to the administrative block of the university.
He and his bride, both in traditional Indian clothes and with henna designs on their hands, worshipped a statue of the elephantheaded god Lord Ganesh. Comedian Russ, 35, and singer Katy, 25, then sat on ornate thrones in a gazebo as a Hindu priest conducted the wedding.
Devotees from across the North-West took part in the ceremony on board the Mersey Ferry, which saw an idol of the Hindu God, Lord Ganesh, immersed in the water.
AFTER Coronation Street she-devil Maya (above) threatened to bash her love rival Sunita over the head with a statue of the elephant god Lord Ganesh there have been complaints from Hindu leaders.
The music release was dedicated to Lord Ganesh, with director Rakesh Roshan even performing an arti .