Ganesh puja

A Charlottesville resident did puja (worship) at a painting of Ganesh in Alderman Library, in celebration and thanks for his success in getting a job at the University of Virginia. March 2013. He also went to the nearby University Chapel and offered his prayers and thanks there.

The Ganesh painting is part of the library purchase of displays of paintings and scrolls for the Asian Studies Room on Alderman Library's second floor. This Ganesh painting is in the north Indian Madhubani style, and is placed on a wall leading to the Asian Studies Room.

[Descriptions on the wall next to the painting]

Ganesh
by unknown artist
Madhubani or Maithila painting from North India
The elephant god, Ganesh, the son of Siva and Parvathi is Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom, and wealth.

 

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