Heramba Ganapati at Shilparamam, Hyderabad. The elephant-headed Ganesha, remover of obstacles and god of good fortune, is one of the most beloved of Hindu gods. Also known as Ganapati, he is invoked before the start of any action or endeavor.
In Tantric tradition there are as many as thirty-two manifestations of Ganesha, each with its own name and iconography. One of the most popular of these is Heramba Ganapati, who has five heads and ten arms. A beautiful wood piece, intricately carved, of this form is shown below.
A colorful entrance to a home in a small town in Gujarat, India. Ganesha, the Indian elephant deity, sits on top of the archway.
An Ahilya Fort doorway arch features attractive designs and a carving of Ganesha – the Indian elephant deity