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Ganesa

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dc.contributor.authorBasham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T23:43:16Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T23:43:16Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3962
dc.identifier.otherAR HIN-264
dc.identifier.other66
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196352
dc.descriptionSon of Siva and Parvati. Bringer of wealth and prosperity, he is particularly worshipped by merchants and businessmen. There are various versions of how he obtained his elephant-head. (See Walker, Hindu World, s.v. or any other text on Hindu mythology). Note the rat at the bottom left, which is his vahana or mount. In his lower proper left hand is a modaka, a ball of sweetened rice boiled in milk, which is his favourite food. Ganesa is also the patron deity of learning and writing, which in some legends he is said to have invented.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectLaksmi, other goddesses, Ganesa, Visvakarman, Surya, Wishing Cow, Hell, etc
dc.subjectposters
dc.subjectphotograph
dc.titleGanesa
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Professor Basham's posters
dc.date.updated2019-12-18T23:43:16Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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