Ganesh Chaturthi Special: Finding Ganesha in Unexpected Places


Ganesha in a capsicum and a papaya. (Photo: gnaana.com and Twitter)
Ganesha in a capsicum and a papaya. (Photo: gnaana.com and Twitter)

Ganesh Chaturthi Special: Finding Ganesha in Unexpected Places

(This story is from The Quint’s archives and was first published on 16 September 2015 on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.)

He is arguably the most popular, most loved and most recognized god amongst the Hindu deities. This elephant-headed god guarantees prosperity, success good fortune – who wouldn’t want that? Ganesha is also called the ‘remover of obstacles’ and is the one god that is truly omnipresent (as we can see here).

Rationalists may question the Ganesha milk drinking ‘miracle’ we witnessed in 1995, but they sure won’t be able to crack the rationale behind these avatars of the vighnaharta.

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Going Green With Ganesha

Ganesha on a capsicum or <i>simla mirch.</i> (Photo: Twitter)
Ganesha on a capsicum or simla mirch. (Photo: Twitter)

Ganesha Goes Tropical

Ganesha in a papaya. (Photo: <a href="http://www.gnaana.com/visuals/september11/Ganesh_Papaya.jpg">gnaana.com</a>)
Ganesha in a papaya. (Photo: gnaana.com)

If Life Gives You Lemons They Better Be Shaped Like This

Ganesha in a lemon. (Photo: <a href="http://www.hindu-blog.com/2011/01/lemon-in-ganesh-form-naturally-formed.html">hindu-blog.com</a>)
Ganesha in a lemon. (Photo: hindu-blog.com)

The ‘Jack’ and Master of All

Ganesha in a jackfruit (Photo: <a href="https://ruchii.wordpress.com/2006/08/25/happy-ganesha-chathurthi/">ruchii.wordpress.com</a>)
Ganesha in a jackfruit (Photo: ruchii.wordpress.com)

This Ganesha is Extra Sweet

Ganesha in a sweet potato (<a href="http://www.gnaana.com/visuals/september11/Ganesh_Potato.jpg">gnaana.com</a>)
Ganesha in a sweet potato (gnaana.com)

A Ganesha a Day Keeps Obstacles Away

Ganesha in a apple (Photo: <a href="http://im.rediff.com/news/2010/sep/15ganesh5.jpg">rediff.com</a>)
Ganesha in a apple (Photo: rediff.com)

Try and Digest This

Ganesha in a tomato (Photo: <a href="http://www.bharatmoms.com/uploads/Image/ganesha-in-tomato.jpg">bharatmoms.com</a>)
Ganesha in a tomato (Photo: bharatmoms.com)