DAILY PHOTO: Nakhon Nayok Ganesha Park

Taken in the Summer of 2014 at Nakhon Nayok’s Ganesha Park

Ganesha [Free Verse]

Obstacles removed
Good luck brought

All yields to the
elephantine forehead
elephantine learning

Seemingly immovable
when seated,
but I've seen you swing;
hoisted by a crane
dangled out over the water

But the pendulum arc was 
as if it might flip the crane --

every remover of obstacles 
must leave a detritus of
past obstacles in its wake

DAILY PHOTO: Ganesh in the Woods, Vellore

Taken in September of 2021 in Vellore

DAILY PHOTO: Ganesh Goes to Thailand

Taken on August 25, 2014 in Thailand.

Taken on August 25, 2014 in Thailand

I visited this gigantic Ganesh on the road between Ayutthaya and Nakornnayok to the northeast of Bangkok. Through the magic of Google, I was able to learn that the Thais refer to this deity as Phra Phikanet (พระพิฆเนศ), and that he is known as the remover of obstacles and the bringer of good fortune.