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.