Tuesday, September 21, 2004


ganesh, originally uploaded by seamonkeylifeboat.

Ganesh lives with a gecko (seems symbiotic, the light attracts bugs, the gecko eats bugs and thus performs altar maintenance) in Nasik at the guest house. He usually has a few frangipani or other flowers in one set of his hands, crystals from the nearby hills near his feet, sometimes he's surrounded by piles of red hibiscus blossoms. This is his big week - everywhere we go streets are being decorated and temples with bright cloth and flashing lights built up. Inside they build a (usually plaster of paris) statue that they will carry through the streets and immerse in a body of water - preferably the ocean. We're pretty excited to watch and get some good pictures.


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