Ganesha-The Auspicious, the Beginning
Lord Ganesha is the most popular and loved of the gods of the Hindu pantheon.Nothing auspicious takes place without invoking his name. In this book, the authors have brought out the relevance and importance of Ganehsa from ancient times to the present day. They have covered historical and archeological evidence,legends and parables,and Ganesha imagery in India and abroad to make a multi dimensional study of the deity through the ages.The chapters on symbolism and worship of Ganesha explain his symbolic importance and modes of worship. Copiously illustrated with a number of color and black-and-white photographs (several of rare antiques) and with attractive line-drawings,the comprehensive book covers all aspects of this greatly adored deity.The book would be of equal interest to the layman,the scholar and the devotee,and a valuable addition to every home and library.
Published: 2000 (Fourth reprint)