— The Erimtan Angle —

‘Simon Reeves is in Mumbai in western India (in Maharashtra, to be precise) during the celebration of the elephant-headed god Ganesh (also known as Ganesh Chaturthi). There he witnesses a giant statue of the deity, among many others, being carried down to the sea at the culmination of the festival (26 April 2014)’.

The India specialist Dr Robert Brown opines that Ganesh “is often said to be the most worshipped god in India. As the lord of beginning, he is worshipped by devotees of other Hindu deities — of Shiva, Vishnu, the Goddes — either as the initiator of the path to these deities or as the direct road to mundane goals and success. He is also worshipped by some as the primary god”.[1]

 

[1] Robert L. Brown, Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God (New York, 1991), p. 1. http://www.google.com.tr/books?hl=en&lr=&id=oF-Hqih3pBAC&oi=fnd&pg=PR7&dq=ganesh+hindu+god&ots=nG24gsGzJP&sig=-L66igTyZvhc1kaMZFlx9-0e1_U&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=ganesh%20hindu%20god&f=false.

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