We end our series of postcards from Costa Rica with our unique dining experience in San Jose. We had delicious Indian food at an outdoor tent setting serenaded by peacocks on elephant sculptures.
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Ganesha and Kali
An interesting sculpture of Ganesha with Kali on the back at our resort in Gujarat, India.
Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise. Lord Ganesha clears the obstacles and paves the way for us to move forward in life.
On the back side of Ganesha is the depiction of Kali. Alongside being the Goddess of darkness, destruction, and death, Kali is also a symbol of Mother Nature because she is believed to be timeless and formless, representing the creation of life and the universe as well.
The warmth of an elephant mother and child captured in monochrome
Elephant Sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens
With my interest in elephants, I was pleased to see elephant art at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet.
“Trumpeting Elephant” by Alexander Phimister Proctor is an elephant striding forward, head raised trumpeting.
“Elephant” by Paul Troubetzkoy is an elephant without tusks standing quietly, one forefoot behind the other, back humped and trunk lowered.
Row of Elephants at the Temple
The water feature at BAPS Temple in Atlanta, Georgia is decorated with a row of elephant sculptures.
In India the elephant is a symbol for power, dignity, intelligence and peace. Elephants in Hinduism and the Indian Culture are a symbol of intellectual strength, and sturdy earthy mental strength. Elephants, in general, symbolize the qualities of wisdom, strength, courage, longevity, patience, honor, and stature.
An elephant figure in clay at Darbargadh Poshina. More about votive elephants and horses in Poshina in later posts.
Clay elephants made in Poshina ….
Elephant Head in Stone
A head of an elephant sculpted out of stone at Darbargadh Poshina
Elephants Carved in Stone
Due to my interest in elephant pieces, I look for unusual items during my travels. Darbargadh Poshina didn’t disappoint with several unique elephants in stone.
A Multi-faced Ganesha
Chinese Lantern Festival – Facing an Elephant
Facing a majestic elephant at the Chinese Lantern Festival
Chinese Lantern Festival – Elephant Fountain
Lanterns make up a colorful elephant-themed fountain at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina
Chinese Lantern Festival – A Pair of Elephants
A pair of Chinese elephant lanterns glowing in the dark
Indian Elephant of a Different Kind
The spots on this elephant make it unique when compared to other ones in India
An Indian Elephant Portrait
A portrait of an Indian elephant captured in Thekkady, Kerala
Elephant Sighting in Ulm
It was surprising to see an elephant sculpture on a historical building in Ulm, Germany