Ganeshis!

28 Oct



While in Jodhpur, we were lucky enough to get caught up in Ananta Chaturdashi, and because I’m running out of time to update this blog, you can read the Wiki entry on the festival held for the most adored and easily recognisable Hindu God:

“An important festival honours Ganesha for ten days starting with Ganesh Chaturthi. This festival culminates on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi, when images of Ganesha are immersed in the most convenient body of water.”

Thankfully, Jodhpur contained such a convenient body, and I spent a few hours perched on a ledge, avoiding bottom-brushing wandering hands and giving in to many, many, many photo requests from young guys bringing their Ganeshas down to be cleansed in the reservoir/lake, and maybe showing off their diving skills at the same time…

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