Monday, February 22, 2010


We saw idols of Ganesh everywhere in India. The one in the photo, located in the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Orchha was one of the most attractive we saw during our India vacation in 2007. As the Hindu god of opportunity and good fortune, Ganesh protects the entrance to homes and other buildings. In Orchha, we asked a travel agent to buy us a train ticket. When we picked it up later, he gave me a small brass idol of Ganesh and wished me good luck. I put it near the front entrance of our house, where it has remained ever since. Giving it to me was such a lovely gesture from this young man, and I shall never forget it. It was only one of many endearing things done for us in India.

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