Thailand’s Lord Ganesha


Lord Ganesha has his set of devotees across international borders too. In Thailand, Ganesha is called Phra Phikanet or Phra Phikanesuan and is worshipped as the deity of fortune and success, and the remover of obstacles. Kumartuli idol makers are unable to meet the demand. Hundreds of Ganesha idols made in Kumartuli have been already exported to Thailand for Mondays Celebration i.e. for Ganesh Chaturthi. The idols made for Thailand are different from the traditional Ganesha idol worshiped in India. Apart from four hands and the mouse as his steed, Ganesha…

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