Ganesha - Prague ZOO (Prague, CZ)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 07.130 E 014° 24.330
33U E 457499 N 5552012
Quick Description: Depicted brass statue of Ganesha, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, you can see in the "Elephant Valley / Udoli slonu" in Prague ZOO, close to Hindu shrine devoted to Ganesha.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 2:14:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ86H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 67

Long Description:

Depicted brass statue of Ganesha, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, you can see in the "Elephant Valley / Udoli slonu" in Prague ZOO, close to Hindu shrine devoted to Ganesha.

Ganesha is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors. He is also known as "Lord of the People" (gana means the common people) and as "Lord of the Ganas" (Ganesha is the chief of the ganas, the goblin hosts of Shiva). Ganesha is potbellied and generally depicted as holding in his hand a few round Indian sweets, of which he is inordinately fond. His vehicle (vahana) in the world is the large Indian bandicoot rat, which symbolizes Ganesha’s ability to overcome anything to get what he wants; Ganesha is thus the remover of obstacles.

The statue of Indian origin was installed here in March 2013.

Associated Religion(s): Hindu

Statue Location: near the elephant pavillon and Hindu shrine in Prague ZOO

Entrance Fee: 150 CZK (ZOO entrance fee)

Artist: unknown

Website: Not listed

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