Colors of India – Deities

Even deities in India wear colorful clothes or display bright shades of color.

Ganesh also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, or by numerous other names, is one of the best-known and most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesh is all about protection and power so much of his symbolism is related to safeguarding us from life’s physical and subtle obstacles.

Here is a depiction of a colorful Ganesh in a garden. A bright pot and flowers add other colors to the setting.

A Bright Colorful Ganesha

Colors of India – Costumes

Each state in India has different clothing styles conforming to its culture. The common element is that people wear colorful clothes in not only everyday life, but especially for festivals.

A couple of girls from Gujarat are dressed colorfully for a folk dance performance. Flowers in the background complement their color scheme!

Colorful Dancers