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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

That image is from a site in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The caption to it says: “When Hindu Lord Ganesh came to Ireland he decided to go native, as indeed, he had done when he went to China and Japan. He is accompanied by his servant, the rat, the latter playing the bodran and enjoying a pint of Guinness. The sculpture is 6’4″ high and weighs approx. 4 tonnes.”

Have a pint and enjoy Ganesh Chaturthi. More images from the site below the fold.

Ganesh the bookworm. He is the god of learning and wisdom. Naturally he likes to read books.

Here’s the dude playing the tablas.

He’s versatile. Now he is on the veena.

Now only in this last image do I see his mount, the rat, relaxing in a laid back attitude. In all the others, the rat is absent. Anyway, that’s it for Mr Vinayaka. The images are from The Irish Ganesh Space. Also check out last year’s entry on Ganesh Chaturthi.


  1. WoW…some very nicely captured pics…Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too!

  2. Atanu, Happy Vinayaka Chaviti.

    Great pics…!

  3. Irish Ganesha does have droppy eyes. I think he already emptied a few pints :)

  4. Your god can not even change his elephant head back to normal & you idiots worship him.

  5. i feel very glad to see these picture

  6. Nice pictures!!don’t let the religious police see these :)

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