In India the Hindu deity Ganesha, representing good will, hope, and healthy self-indulgence, is everywhere: on village walls, in cafis, on handbags, in ancient sculpture and neon lights. His delightful physical form -- an elephant-headed, big-bellied man's body with multiple arms, girdled by a serpent, riding a mouse -- enchants the faithful and transcends cultural barriers. Now, in the first popular book on the subject, bestselling author Gita Mehta explores the rich religious and cultural meanings of the beloved figure. ...

Eternal Ganesha 2006, Vendome Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780865651692

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