Decoding Ganesha And His Annual Welcome With Devdutt Pattanaik

Decoding Ganesha And His Annual Welcome With Devdutt Pattanaik

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As we immerse ourselves in celebrating Ganesha’s arrival, Devdutt Pattanaik helps us decode the symbolism of the idols that adorn our homes, and explains what the pot-bellied Ganesha’s annual welcome and departure means in the larger scheme of things.

The image of Ganesha, his stories and his rituals. (Photo courtesy: <i>99 Thoughts On Ganesha</i>, Jaico Publishing House)
The image of Ganesha, his stories and his rituals. (Photo courtesy: 99 Thoughts On Ganesha, Jaico Publishing House)

The renowned author has talked about the stories, symbols and rituals connected to India’s beloved elephant-headed deity in his book titled 99 Thoughts On Ganesha.

Ganpati bappa morya!

(Devdutt Pattanaik is a bestselling author whose works focus on myth and mythology and their relevance in modern times. Twitter: @devduttmyth)


Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Cameraperson: Chintamani Wagh
Producer: Shoumini Ghosh
Supervising Producer: Divya Talwar

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