Buddha & Ganesha in Oslo

Unless you have kids, this is a place most people just pass by on a nearby trail on their way to/from work. Definitely a structure that is typically overlooked.

Buddha

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The Elephant God Ganesh’ festival

In beautiful India there’s always time for a festival. Recently it was Ganesh’s turn to be celebrated. Welcome to Ganesha Chaturthi – Ganesh ‘festival.

Hindus celebrate the birthday of the colossal God with proboscis – Lord Ganesh, also known as Gajanana (Elephant-faced Lord), Devendrashika (Protector of All Gods), Kaveesha (Master of Poets), Lambodara (Huge belly Lord), Vignavinashanaya (destruction of all barriers and prevention), Akhurath (He who has Mouse as his chariot man, or any of the 101 names he is known.

Ganesh is perhaps the deity with the most special appearance of the Hindu pantheon, and his birth was as unconventional as his profile…

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